About a Boy

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Sweet nontraditional friendships meet iffy sexual messages.

NBC Comedy 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 16+

Very Fun But Too Sexy for Kids

It starts out kind of awful and cringy - the main character pretends to have an ill kid just to lure a woman to bed, that woman brings her kids over and plans to have sex with him while the kids play in the house, main character later takes that kid to a party with women dancing in cages. It is definitely not for kids or even young teens, in my opinion, because of the frequent casual sex and drinking as a means to relax from stress and to deaden difficult feelings. I stuck with the show myself (without my kids) because of the sometimes quirky humor and sweet connection between characters who are so different, and because all the main characters grow over time. If my teens were watching it, I would discuss the different attitudes about sex that all the characters have (including married parents, new couple in a committed relationship, single guy having sex for fun and to escape his feelings of loss). Great message about tolerance and appreciation of people with different values and personalities.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Very funny show, but definitely not PG

me and my 10 year daughter started to watch this on Netflix because it was rated TV-PG. Definitely not. We watched the first two episodes and it was nothing but sex. Every other scenario or word is sex. I think this show should definitely be left to older teens.

This title has:

Too much sex

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