Parents' Guide to

Animal Practice

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Comedy leans on sexy banter to salvage mediocre story.

TV NBC Comedy 2012
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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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