By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Raunchy sibling sitcom has crude jokes, cursing, drinking.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Rebuilding a difficult, but close, relationship between brothers is a major them. The show also delves into what it takes to run a successful microbrewery.
Positive Role Models
Wilhelm and Adam don't always get along, and they often behave like children when together. But they still love each other. Sometimes their business dealings aren't always ethical. The supporting characters are all quirky.
Violence & Scariness
Wilhelm and Adam argue, yell, and hurls insults at one another. Their arguments often escalate into slapping, wrestling, and fist fights.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
It contains tons of innuendo, including strong, crude references to sex acts and conversations about sex toys. The bathroom humor involves people peeing and defecating in public. Partial nudity is visible.
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There's lots of cursing ("f--k," "pissed," "ass," "s--t") in each episode.
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Products & Purchases
There are references to beer brands like Bud Lite and Stella. iPhones are frequently visible, and brands like Merrell are often associated with Millennials.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The series is centered around a microbrewery. Drinking is constant, and the staff, customers, and staff's pets are usually drunk. Underage drinking is visible. There are conversations about getting drugs and drugging people. One character purposely laces a batch of beer with psychedelics.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brews Brothers is a raunchy sitcom that features two brothers trying to run a successful microbrewery. There's lots of beer brewing and drinking, including underage imbibing. There are also plenty of references to drugs and drug use (including an incident when a character intentionally doses a batch of beer with psychedelics). Silly, competitive exchanges and arguments between the lead characters are frequent, and often lead to physical fights. Cursing is common ("f--k," "pissed," "ass," "s--t"), as well as lots of crude sexual references and jokes. There is also some graphic bathroom humor and occasional nudity. Though intended for an older audience, there are positive messages about the strong bond between two competitive brothers trying to live their passion.
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What's the Story?
BREWS BROTHERS is a comedy series about two brothers trying to make a go of a microbrewery. Wilhelm Rodman (Alan Aisenberg) is the brewmaster and owner of failing Rodman's Brewing Company in Van Nuys, California. Despite his best efforts, and those of his MMA fighter-turned underage manager Sarah (Carmen Flood) and staff member Chuy (Marques Ray), his beer doesn't seem to catch on. So when his pretentious, but talented, beer brewing brother Adam (Mike Castle) shows up, he begrudgingly agrees to partner with him to keep his business afloat.
Is It Any Good?
Irreverent and crude, this series is about two talented beer brewmasters who take their craft to the next level while rebuilding their relationship. The antics between the brothers is central to the show, but folks like Sarah, Chuy, and quirky acquaintances like Elvis (Zach Reino) and Becky (Inanna Sarkis) -- the bohemian co-owners of a children-themed food truck -- create some whacky situations. Some of their patrons are a little strange, too. But the writing isn't sharp enough to justify some of the nonstop shenanigans, which feel gratuitous at times. Nonetheless, if you like your comedies on the raunchy side, Brews Brothers is a lighthearted series that will keep you laughing.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the different devices sitcoms use to get laughs. Which ones do the writers and actors in Brews Brothers use? Are they effective? Did you find this show funny?
How does the relationship between brothers Adam and Wilhelm evolve throughout the series? What complexities do they face as siblings and individuals that make their bond unique? Do you favor one brother over the other?
What is the purpose of featuring lots of and swearing and crude references in a comedy series? How did you react to some of the crass jokes involving bathroom humor and body parts?
- Premiere date: April 10, 2020
- Cast: Alan Aisenberg, Mike Castle, Carmen Flood
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Comedy
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: February 27, 2022
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