9 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter
Presents positive images of family, teens, and parental guidance. Parents need to know that despite a bit of iffy language ("damn," "ass") and some fairly light sexual innuendo, this sitcom offers a positive representation of family, teens, and parental guidance.
The Hennesseys' lives are full of humorous, heart-warming moments as Paul and Cate help their kids (and each other) survive the journey through puberty.
But when Paul suddenly passes away, Cate is faced with the challenge of raising the kids alone. (David Spade), whose unruly but loving personality helps the family keep its sense of humor.
Bridget is presented as a ditzy blond; Kerry is a social activist. often provides questionable advice to the kids, but he's never harmful and clearly loves them. In the first season of 8 SIMPLE RULES, viewers are introduced to Paul (John Ritter) and Cate Hennessey (Katey Sagal), a Michigan couple raising teenagers Bridget (Kaley Cuoco), Kerry (Amy Davidson), and Rory (Martin Spanjers).
Coping with the death of a parent becomes a central theme in the second season; extended family becomes central to the healing process. When Cate returns to her full-time nursing career, Paul puts his sports writing career on hold to be more involved with his kids, but he finds being a hands-on dad overwhelming, especially when his daughters start dating.
makes references to "booty calls." Occasional references to homosexuality.He manages his stress by publishing an advice column for parents who are struggling with similar challenges.