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Blue Mountain State

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy, unoriginal comedy mixes football, drinking, sex.

TV Spike Comedy 2010
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Extreme late night comedy filth

Depending on the maturity of the adult this show won’t be watched at all! Any self respecting human alive won’t watch this grotesque raunchy, filth including, but not limited to nudity, trashy sex talk, and sick unhealthy lifestyles. It’s a tragic waste of time for anyone to view This is inexcusable depravity!!
age 13+

If you think your child is matured enough, then yeah

Depending of the maturity of the kid. This show is good for people in their teen years!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The problem with trying to follow the Animal House model is that it's hard to be original. Raging parties? Check. Sex? Oh, yes. Madcap drunken antics? Definitely. Monomaniacal coach? Yep, seen that before, too. Sure, these ingredients are good fodder for humor, but we've seen it all so many times before that alone, they no longer make for laughs.

Blue Mountain State is crude and juvenile, but that isn't always a bad thing (The Hangover, anyone?). The show's biggest problem is that it's just so derivative. The lack of honest laughs is a direct result of a script that lacks originality.

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