Bored to Death

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Lots of drinking and drug use in quirky cable comedy.

HBO Comedy 2009

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

Pilot is appalling

This show's pilot is about three male characters who have horrible views of women. It's not just that they say sexist things and display sexist attitudes (though they do) it's things like this: the main character discovers that a man is holding a woman, bound and gagged, against her will. He proceeds to befriend the man. Then the woman is portrayed as unsympathetic for being angry at him. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I'm never going to watch another episode of this show, but I feel it's unfair to give a single-star rating after only one episode, so it get two stars.
age 12+


As far as TV shows go, this is top-notch. It's very original and creative, really quirky, and to top it all off, hilarious. The ways that Jonathan solves cases are unexpectedly remarkable. The characters are all very unique (I like George best-he's Jonathan's boss and one of Jonathan's closest friends despite their age difference). I highly recommend this show for teens and adults with a sophisticated or quirky sense of humor.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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