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

age 15+

Smart dramedy makes "star is born" premise fresh.

FX Drama 2016

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Inapropriate for kids, possibly adults - graphic sex act scene.

An interesting but odd series where 30min episodes are sometimes similar to Seinfeld in that they are not about anything in particular but you see the characters going about their lives in various circumstances. Unfortunately mostly all of the characters are rappers, drug dealers, and criminals....which can be an interesting view of society if you have never experienced that. I stopped watching I believe in season 2 or 3 when the episode opens with a mans head between a woman's legs performing oral sex while she moans(no nudity). It was not expected or appreciated, and not necessary for the story at all. If there is a relationship, you don't have to see whatever goes on in the bedroom to believe they're together. If you want to watch this sort of thing there are plenty of avenues for that. To include this on a non-payed station like FX is disappointing and more suited for HBO or Showtime where you know to expect it. CommonSenseMedia does a poor job of preparing parents or others of these details. I'm not sure what makes their reviews "professional".

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 15+

Smart & Subtle. Hard-hitting.

Atlanta is a good dramedy which is both Hard-hitting & subtle. Some great performances.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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