Wondering if Big Shot on Disney+ is ok for kids? Big Shot is rated TV-PG for language, though I think that rating is low for as much language as there is. It’s not a tremendous amount, but a bit excessive for Disney+. This basketball dramedy is mostly family friendly. Here’s what parents need to know in this Big Shot Parents Guide.
Is Big Shot Kid Friendly?
Big Shot follows Coach Korn (John Stamos) who, after getting ousted from the NCAA for throwing a chair at a referee, is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an elite private high school…for girls. Struggling with his relationship with his own teenage daughter, Coach Korn must toughen the girls up while softening his attitude towards teenage girls.
After screening the first 3 episodes, parents need to know that Big Shot does have some language and mature content, but is good for tweens and teens.
There were 2 uses of bada**, 6 uses of a**, 5 uses of damn, 3 uses of hell, and also some uses of Deity.
At first, Coach Korn says some demeaning things to the girls like calling them stupid and telling a player she needs to lose 5 lbs.
One teenage girl makes a suggestive comment to the coach.
There are teen girls in the locker room with towels around them after showering.
Characters drink alcohol.
There are a lot of complicated relationships amongst parents and children which can be good topics of discussion later with older kids.
Is Big Shot Appropriate for Kids Under 12?
In a world full of sports movies and shows about male athletes, it’s nice to see Big Shot focus on female athletes! For any child that’s interested in basketball or sports, then they’d probably enjoy this series on Disney+. At times it can be a little hokey and it lacks continuity as it jumps from one problem to the next that sometimes seem disjointed.
However, John Stamos pulls off the complicated Coach Korn – gruff and perhaps misogynistic at first, but willing to learn and grow. It’s his vulnerable moments that are his best. Yvette Nicole Brown is the principal of the school and adds her charm and wit to the character.
Some topics are a little mature for young ones, but overall Big Shots has potential. It showcases many of the difficulties of females and sports, and I look forward to seeing how the characters develop.