A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Very dark, lots of bad behavior. It's a black comedy centered on a husband who is trying to kill his wife so he can be with his mistress. Jokes range from insults about people with disabilities to killing people.
Positive Role Models
Everybody is flawed in this series. Arthur often seems harmless, clueless, victimized, but he's also trying to kill his wife to be with another woman. Martha is annoying, obnoxious. Jesse can be sweet. Depending on circumstances, other people in Arthur's life turn against him or find themselves in troubling situations.
Violence & Scariness
Brutal and bizarre injuries and deaths, often very bloody. Guns are visible, gunshots are fired. Arthur makes various attempts to create situations in which his wife is likely to die.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex work and infidelity are themes. Crude conversations, including references to genitals and simulated sex acts. Partial buttocks and nude silhouettes are visible, but nothing explicit is shown.
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German equivalents to words like "a--hole" and curses like "f--k" are uttered (and in English in the subtitles).
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, wine, hard liquor, and frequent cigarette smoking are visible. Selling drugs is discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Arthur's Law is an irreverent dark comedy from Germany about a man, his wife, and his mistress. It has lots of bizarre violence and bloody moments that are often played for laughs. Sexual content includes references to genitals and sex acts, and partial buttocks and nude silhouettes are visible. The show also has a lot of cursing, cigarette smoking, and drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This dark comedy features a man who becomes consumed by his fantasies about his mistress, and the havoc he wreaks every time he tries to make them a reality. Arthur is a pathetic creature, and his goals are far from being moral or legal. But Martha's obnoxious personality makes his behavior a little more understandable, if not excusable. This results in a pretty funny plotline in which few people are particularly likable, but their interactions result in some very funny moments.
It's well written and well produced, but some of the scenes occasionally border on slapstick, and some of the caustic lines mock things like disabilities, which can be hard to watch. While some of this is a result of cultural differences, the series pushes the envelope in a range of uniquely bizarre ways. If you like this sort of humor, Arthur's Law will not leave you disappointed.
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