All American age rating: Is the show appropriate for kids?

All American -- "Best Kept Secret"-- Image Number: ALA115c_0044b2.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Bre - Z as Coop, Daniel Ezra as Spencer, Greta Onieogou as Layla and Chelsea Royce Tavares as Patience -- Photo: Steven Baffo/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
All American -- "Best Kept Secret"-- Image Number: ALA115c_0044b2.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Bre - Z as Coop, Daniel Ezra as Spencer, Greta Onieogou as Layla and Chelsea Royce Tavares as Patience -- Photo: Steven Baffo/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /
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If you haven’t started binging All American via The CW or Netflix, there’s no time like the present to start. Just yesterday, the highly-anticipated third season finally debuted on The CW and its audience only continues to grow. With that said, this one’s not appropriate for all audiences, but more on that in a minute.

Of its initial binge-worthiness, the Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus says:

"All American‘s ambitious attempts to tackle class struggles and classroom drama largely play thanks to its winning cast — an auspicious start to a promising new series."

Now three seasons in, that continues to be the general consensus for this crowd-pleaser. Amongst those old enough to watch it, that is. Before we get to which audiences should and shouldn’t be tuning into this hit CW series, let’s go over the premise.

What is All American about?

This sports drama series follows the story of a high school football star from South Central who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School. Created by April Blair, this moving series initially premiered on The CW in 2018 and was inspired by the life of professional football player Spencer Paysinger (played by Daniel Ezra).

Is All American okay for kids to watch?

This one is rated TV-14. According to the IMDb Parental Guide, All American gets its slightly more mature rating due to mild nudity and sex scenes, some gang violence, fights involving “shoving, pushing, and punching,” and mild profanity here and there.

There’s also a bit of teenage drinking, smoking, and drug use depicted. As for “frightening and intense scenes,” the Parental Guide notes that the series contains a good bit of “highly emotional scenes,” including deaths of characters, which might prove to be a little too heavy for younger audiences.

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