Parents' Guide to

Bookie

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dated Lorre gambling sitcom has profanity, violence, sex.

TV Max Comedy 2023
Bookie TV show poster: the bookie and his muscle (left) next to some palm trees

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Truth

It’s an entertaining show but this site did not watch past the first two episodes. There is a very explicit (full frontal nudity male and female) sex scene shortly after the intro of the third episode when the two main characters walk in on a porno shoot. Also, in the 5th episode a woman is seen completely naked, high on shrooms, running down the street.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

When Charlie Sheen playing himself is the big draw, that's probably a bad sign. Chuck Lorre's sitcom Bookie actually provides an ingenious twist on a classic premise: the antiquated businessman trying to adapt to a modern world that has left him behind. The show itself should have taken its own advice, as there's nothing that feels particularly contemporary about the comedy. Instead, the humor is mostly just variations on "kids these days," as Danny, the bookie, tries to navigate things like pronouns and ridesharing. The jokes are exactly what you might expect from someone stuck in the early 2000s, the equivalent of a stand-up routine about airline food.

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