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68 Whiskey

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Uneven military drama has cursing, violence, and sex.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Deployed personnel are living on remote military bases with their own social rules. Political themes, like soldiers being dismissed and deported, are often addressed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The deployed miltary personnel are courageous for serving America while living away from home in a difficult environment. Some medics break the rules in order to do what they believe is right, while others do it for self-serving reasons. Many behave in ways that they wouldn’t engage in while civilians. 

Violence

It’s set in war-torn Afghanistan; there are constant fears of attack and acts of violence are frequent. People stationed at the base engage in fighting matches for sport. Lots of bloody injuries are shown, and people die. There is also lots of gunfire and other violent moments. 

Sex

Strong sexual innuendo, including scenes of simulated sex acts. People are shown partially clothed. Some folks engage in adulterous sexual hookups, despite having partners at home. 

Language

Lots of cursing, especially the word “f-ck.” 

Consumerism

Chevrolet logos visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and drunken behavior are frequent. The smoking of, and illegal trading for, hasheesh is shown. Vaccinations and other medications are illicitly administered to locals. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that 68 Whiskey is a mature series about a group of military medical personnel stationed in Afghanistan. It features the expected bloody, and sometimes fatal, injuries stemming from explosions, shootings, and physical fights (some of which is also shown). Cursing (including the “F” word) is constant, illicit sexual relationships are a major theme, and simulated sexual activities are shown. There’s also some drinking, drunken behavior, and pot smoking. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBensmom1 February 15, 2020

“Not MASH” in a great way

Real people in real life modern war. It does start slow and then grow allowing you to absorb the characters and stories. And the stories are so real to lives t... Continue reading
Adult Written byLightfighter92 February 8, 2020

This NOT like M*A*S*H

Anyone who compares this mess to MASH is lying to you. 68 is an atrocious depiction of the actual Army combat medics. My kids could put together a better plot.... Continue reading

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What's the story?

68 WHISKEY is a dramatic comedy series featuring a diverse group of combat medics stationed at a NATO Coalition base in Afghanistan. Medics from all over the world are serving at the Laghman Province-based base camp known as “The Orphanage,” including American soldiers like Cooper Roback (Sam Keeley), Grace Durkin (Gage Golightly), Mehki Davis (Jeremy Tardy), Rosa Alvarez (Cristina Rodlo), and Anthony Petrocelli (Nicolas Coombe), who happens to be one of the younger guys at the camp. They also interact with mercenaries like Sasquatch (Derek Theler). Living and working together in such a dangerous place leads to some close friendships, illicit affairs, and self-destructive behaviors, much to the dismay of Major Sonia Holloway (Beth Riesgraf), Captain Hazara (Usman Ally), and Colonel Harlan Austin (Lamont Thompson). But they are all committed to serving, even if they don’t always do what’s right. 

Is it any good?

This uneven fictional series highlights stories about what life can be like for military personnel deployed to remote bases around the world. Plots include illicit business deals with locals, a potential murder, and more politicized tales, including the dismissal and deportation of U.S. soldiers. Adding to this are lots of sexual hookups, goofy moments, and some outrageous, and often dangerous, schemes designed to make the show more fun. But outside of a few entertaining scenes, these narratives feel unbalanced, and never seem to come together enough. As a result, 68 Whiskey leaves you feeling like it is trying too hard, and yet just isn't meeting its full potential.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what 68 Whiskey means in the U.S. military. What are the requirements to be part of it? 

  • How accurately does this series portray life at a remote military base? Does is portray the servicemen and women in a positive way?

  • Is showing people cursing, drinking, smoking pot, and clearly engaged in sexual activity on TV necessary for audiences to understand that these things happen? Can scenes with overtly mature content detract from the storyline?

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For kids who love realistic fiction

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