DisneyPlus’ new series Big Shot is fun family friendly show which centers around girls basketball. John Stamos stars in this comedy winner. Check out all the details in my parents guide review.
DisneyPlus’ new series Big Shot, drops on the streaming service Friday April 16th. The series stars John Stamos, who we know best as Uncle Jesse from Full House, and Yvette Nicole Brown. Big Shot is a tween/tenn series which follows a high school girls basketball team and is sure to attract the entire family! Check out all the details in my parents guide review.
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Big Shot Parents Guide Review
Coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has taken a job at Westbrook, a private high school where he will be coaching girls basketball. Korn has taken this job after being ousted by the NCAA for throwing a chair, and Principal Sherilyn Thomas (Yvette Nicole Brown) decides to give him a chance at Westbrook. Coach Korn does not waste any time getting down to business, which causes a stir with players, parents, and other faculty at the school.
Big Shot Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before allowing their kids to view Big Shot.
Language: There is some profanity used in this series but not much. The strongest word you will hear is damn and a**, and I recall a** being used twice within the first three episodes.
Mature Content: The series contains some characters drinking alcohol. There was also an episode where some students discussed “taking out” a teacher. There was also a bit of weight shaming one of the basketball players.
This series is on Disney+ which has said they are only releasing content which is rated PG-13 and under.
DisneyPlus is attempting to corner the market in sports series, first with remaking the classic hockey film The Mighty Ducks with The Mighty Ducks Game Changers and now with Big Shot. After watching the first three screener episodes of the new basketball series, I can safely say John Stamos is my favorite part of the show. Admittedly, there may be a bit of bias there because who doesn’t love some Uncle Jesse? Stamos nails the part of Coach Korn, bringing both the hard-nosed, no-nonsense aspect to the basketball court while always showing his empathic and caring side. This soft-hearted side is especially prevalent in the scenes he shares with Sophia Mitri Schloss who plays his daughter Emma on the show and regularly calls her “sweetie” in scenes. There is no denying he has embraced the father-figure role while working on this series.
Big Shots can be predictable at times, as many of these sorts of tween series are, but it is the messages and lessons which really shine through. Along with the most obvious lesson, the importance of teamwork, there is also a bit of girl power and inclusiveness weaving its way within the storylines. There is a LGBTQ character which has a strained relationship with a teammate due to a “weird” sleepover that seems is a developing story and also a sweet father/daughter story developing.
It has been the talk on college campuses for years, how sports takes priority in educational institutions due to the money it brings in. Big Shot does not shy away from the topic but begins to address the issue, all the while a few faculty rivalries begin to form. After just 3 episodes it is difficult to ascertain how this series will end up although one has seen enough of these types of shows to draw certain conclusions. I am hoping it will pack some surprises that will differentiate it from the others. After all, cornering the market on these sports series is one thing, but to set the bar for the next generation by mixing up the formula enough to keep you guessing while being entertained is something I feel the world is clamoring for.