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Is Malcolm in the Middle appropriate for 10 year olds?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Jan 1, 2014.

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    gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    My wife and I are looking for a new show to watch with our 10-year-old twins. A lot of friends have recommended this show to me, but I've only ever seen a few episodes.
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    Just wait until one of your kids asks if that's the same guy that plays Walter White. ;)
     
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    DougF

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    Most of the time it's fine. There are some occasional moments with some sexual content. You might get some questions.
     
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    JoBeth66

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    Agreed with Doug.
     
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    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    There are some moments here and there but I would let a 10 year old watch it. It's not nearly as racey as Spongebob Squarepants.
     
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    ufo4sale

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    At 10 I was watching My Cousin Vinny. So i think this would most definitely be approbate.
     
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    betts4

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    gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    We watched the first two episodes last night. It's definitely a bit more risqué than what we have allowed the kids to watch up to this point, but I think it should be okay. So far, it seems like a funny show in a clever, quirky sort of way. I'm sure it's the type of show that just gets better and better as the characters develop. Are there any episodes that I should be on the lookout for that would best be skipped with the kids?
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I would say the episode where Lois is running around the house topless, but I think that's the first episode, so you've already seen it.
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Heck...it ain't even appropriate for adults...
     
  12. ncsercs

    ncsercs DirecTivo fan.......

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    It's an R-rated version of The Middle. There are similarities between Dewey and Brick.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    IIRC, Bryan Cranston's character spent a good bit of the pilot in his tighty-whities. While he certainly doesn't shy away from that for the remainder of the series, it's not going to be something that shows up every episode. I think more often than not, it's a good, family show.

    It's been so long that I don't remember any specific episodes or have recommendations about ones that should be skipped.
     
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    We have a SP for the reruns on IFC and Thing 4 (11) watches them almost every day. I feel quite certain that he has seen them all multiple times by now, but he seems to have no problem rewatching them.
     
  15. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    We just finished the second season, and our family is really enjoying this show. After being such a huge Breaking Bad fan, it's so interesting to see Bryan Cranston play such a funny, zany character. Every once in a while, when he is asked to say some serious lines, you can feel a bit of Heisenberg hiding in there just waiting to be unleashed. :)
     

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