TV viewing—Should I be concerned about our family’s viewing habits?

How does viewing violence on TV or movies affect the family?

How much TV is too much TV?

What is being done to change the values of Hollywood?

Movie viewing—What Christian resources are available to help me choose good movies?

Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming?

Questions of Discernment—to help with your entertainment decisions. Includes guest editorials by Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide.

Program Rating System

Usually Okay= Usually okay
Take Caution= Caution/Questionable
Avoid= Avoid
Not Yet Rated= Not Yet Rated

Ratings are based upon the average viewer comments we have received from Christian adults visiting our site. Individual opinions and discernment may vary, as do the programs.

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Ranking the best and worst programs / Providing help for controlling your children’s viewing / Easy-to-use ratings include links to comments from Christian viewers.

Busy parents and others want guidance on choosing television programs. Some parents watch so little TV themselves that they have almost no idea of the appropriateness of their children’s viewing habits or what shows are worth their time. This easy-to-use ratings list includes links to comments and descriptions that provide more detail to assist you in your decision-making.

Christian Spotlight TV reviews


(in alphabetical order)

Take CautionThe A-Team
Take CautionAbsolutely Fabulous
Usually OkayAll In the Family
AvoidAlly McBeal
Usually OkayThe Amazing Race
Usually OkayThe Amazing Race 2
Take CautionThe American Embassy
Usually OkayThe Andy Griffith Show (recommended)
Usually OkayBabylon 5
Usually OkayBaby Bob
Take CautionThe Bachelor
Usually OkayBatman Beyond
Take CautionBattlestar Galactica
Take CautionBaywatch
AvoidBeverly Hills, 90210
AvoidBetween Brothers
Usually OkayBig Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
Usually OkayBionic Woman
Usually OkayBody & Soul
Usually OkayBonanza
Usually OkayBoy Meets World
Usually OkayBrooklyn Bridge
AvoidBrooklyn South
Take CautionC-16
Usually OkayChef
Usually OkayChicken Soup for the Soul
Usually OkayCHiPs
Usually OkayChristy (recommended)
Usually OkayCitizen Baines
Take CautionThe Closer
Usually OkayThe Commish
Usually OkayCosby
Take CautionDaria
Take CautionDark Angel
Usually OkayDave’s World
Take CautionDharma and Greg
Usually OkayDiagnosis Murder
Usually OkayDr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Take CautionDragonball Z
Usually OkayDukes of Hazzard
Usually OkayEarly Edition
Take CautionFelicity
Usually OkayEarth: Final Conflict
Not Yet RatedThe Education of Max Bickford
Usually OkayEight is Enough
Take CautionThe Ellen Show
Take CautionFamily Guy
Take CautionFamily Law
Usually OkayFamily Matters (recommended)
Take CautionFarscape
Not Yet RatedFirst Monday
AvoidFor Your Love
Usually OkayMaybe It’s Me
Take CautionFreaks and Geeks
Usually OkayFull House
Usually OkayGeorge and Leo
AvoidGetting Personal
AvoidGolden Girls
Not Yet RatedGreg the Bunny
Usually OkayGundam Wing
Take CautionHappy Days
Take CautionHercules: The Legendary Journeys
Take CautionHighlander
Usually OkayHighway to Heaven (recommended)
Usually OkayHogan’s Heroes
Usually OkayHome Improvement
Take CautionHughleys, The [more]
Take CautionThe Incredible Hulk
Usually OkayJamie Foxx Show
Usually OkayThe Jeffersons
AvoidThe Job
Usually OkayKate Brasher
Usually OkayKeeping Up Appearances
Usually OkayKYTV
AvoidLa Femme Nikita
Not Yet RatedLeap of Faith
Usually OkayLife Goes On
Usually OkayLittle House on the Prairie (recommended)
Usually OkayLittle Men (recommended)
Usually OkayLos Luchadores
Usually OkayLost in Space
AvoidLost World, The
Take CautionThe Love Boat
Take CautionMad About You
AvoidMarried With Children
Take CautionMartin
Take CautionM*A*S*H*
Usually OkayMatlock
AvoidMelrose Place
Usually OkayMen in Black (the Series)
AvoidMen, Women & Dogs
Usually OkayMoesha
AvoidMole 2
AvoidMonty Python’s Flying Circus
Usually OkayMork & Mindy
AvoidMurphy Brown
Usually OkayMysterious Ways
AvoidMystic Knights of Tira Knogh
Usually OkayThe Nanny
Take CautionNash Bridges
Take CautionNeon Genesis Evangelion
Usually OkayNow and Again
Take CautionOnce and Again
AvoidParty of Five
Take CautionPensacola: Wings of Gold
AvoidPJ’s, The
AvoidPolitically Incorrect
Usually OkayThe Ponderosa
Take CautionPower Rangers
Usually OkayThe Pretender
Usually OkayPromised Land (recommended)
Take CautionQuantum Leap
Usually OkayRaising Dad
Usually OkayRemington Steele
Usually OkayRoad to Avonlea
Usually OkayThe Rockford Files
Take CautionRoswell
AvoidSailor Moon
Usually OkayScarecrow and Mrs. King
Take CautionSeven Days
Take CautionStargate: SG-1
AvoidShasta McNasty
Usually OkaySister, Sister
Usually OkaySix Million Dollar Man
Take CautionSliders
AvoidSo Weird
Usually OkaySmart Guy
AvoidSpin City
Usually OkayStar Trek: Deep Space Nine
Usually OkayStar Trek: Original, Next Generation
Usually OkayStar Trek: Voyager
Usually OkayState of Grace
Usually OkayStep by Step
AvoidThe Steve Harvey Show
Usually OkaySue Thomas: F.B.Eye (Pax, Read Our Interview)
Take CautionSurvivor
Take CautionSurvivor: Africa
Usually OkaySurvivor Marquesas
Take Caution3rd Rock from the Sun
Usually OkayTales from Avonlea
Usually OkayThanks
AvoidThat ’80s Show
AvoidThat’s My Bush
Take CautionThieves
Take CautionTitus
Usually OkayTwice in a Lifetime
Not Yet RatedTwilight Zone, The (UPN)
AvoidTwin Peaks
Take CautionTwo Guys, a Girl & a Pizza Place
AvoidVeronica’s Closet
Usually OkayWalker, Texas Ranger
Usually OkayWaltons, The (recommended)
Take CautionWatching Ellie
Usually OkayWhat About Joan
Take CautionWings
Usually OkayWishbone
Usually OkayThe Wonder Years
Take CautionThe X-Files
Take CautionXena: Warrior Princess
AvoidYou Gotta See This!
Usually OkayZOOM
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