A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is too ridiculous to impart any real messages.
Positive Role Models
While the characters she plays are generally absurd and very, very weird, Sedaris is always chipper and optimistic.
Violence & Scariness
Dark jokes about poisoning and stabbing people, cartoonishly brutal craft accidents (a woman is impaled in the head with a pair of scissors thanks to her craft-room clumsiness).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of cheesy innuendo, some sleazy characters making raunchy jokes. Amy ends up in bed with a few of her guests.
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"Bastard," "hell," "bitch," "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking is frequently mentioned -- there's even a roving wine expert character, "Wine Lady," who drops in occasionally to advise Amy on the best booze to serve at her dinner parties. Some drug references.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that At Home with Amy Sedaris is an absurdist comedy disguised as a homemaking/crafting show, and the bizarre, often suggestive humor may not be appropriate for younger viewers. There are references to sexual fetishes, some off-color jokes about sex, drugs, and religion, and alcohol is frequently mentioned. Violence is alluded to and in some cases shown, although it's cartoonish (think: slapstick craft accidents and killer plastic snakes). The show's hilarious -- but satirical and twisted -- humor is definitely intended for more mature audiences.
Is It Any Good?
If the picture-perfect crafts and cooking on most homemaking shows drive you batty, and you can tolerate risqué jokes and whimsical weirdness, you'll likely enjoy this delirious and demented comedy. Each episode is broken into fun segments -- you won't want to miss Amy's "Crafting Corner," where she goes nuts with fake fingernails, gallons of glue, and bags of hair -- that keep the pace lively and the laughs coming. The humor in At Home with Amy Sedaris can be dark, for sure (a man with a mobile knife-sharpening biz advises Amy that "knives are patient ... unless provoked"), but if you're a fan of Sedaris' singularly oddball schtick, you'll probably love it.
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