A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Awkwardness and power struggles are key parts of the show. Although the show is set in a veterinary hospital, there's very little action that can be imagined in a real-life version of the place.
Positive Role Models
George relates poorly to people and often puts them off because of it. He's aware of this character flaw and is unapologetic for it. Other characters also have quirks that set them apart, and while none intends to harm by his or her actions, in a real-life setting, the results likely would be more severe than they are at Crane Animal Hospital.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
More talk than action, but what's said is fairly straightforward and frequent. Sexual banter mentions getting into people's pants, "doing it," "anger bang," "getting laid," meeting hookers, and euphemisms like "Put your bread into her basket." Two main characters used to date and now must work together, so there's a lot of sexual tension between them.
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"Hell," "ass," "pissed off," and "eat it" are common.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Animal Practice is a sitcom that leans heavily on sexual banter and awkward set-ups for its humor, and much of the dialogue among the adult cast is too racy for tweens' ears. Sex is a hot topic in this workplace, and coworkers talk about getting laid, "anger bangs," and meeting hookers. Cursing is also a concern; "hell" and "ass" are the strongest words. The characters often skirt around basic rules of behavior because of their own convictions, and there's little repercussion when they do.
Is It Any Good?
Animal Practice's content doesn't live up to the talents of its individual stars, so it tries to stretch the limits with rapid-fire banter among the bizarre group of cast members. It works for a while, but it's not enough to reel you in and make you want to stay to watch for any length of time. In fact, some of the show's funniest moments come at the hands of the cute capuchin in a mini lab coat, but even that humor can only last so long.
Because there's so little new ground to be explored in the story, the show falls back on a lot of sexual references and tension between a couple who used to be bedmates. It plays up awkwardness and power struggles, plus a lot of euphemisms and pregnant pauses between characters. Bottom line? There's so little of value to Animal Practice that there's just no need to broach the sexual content with your teens. When all is said and done, there are better options out there.
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