Parent of a 13 year oldWritten byKatyStinsonFebruary 2, 2014
I am the mother of a 13 year old and I think this is a great show for teens. There are some swear words I do not agree with like "ass" and "hell" but that is as iffy as it gets. There are some positive role models as well as some criminals but overall I think this show is great for 12 and up.
My son and I are big fans of this show. It’s one of the few things we can watch together. Most of the sex jokes go over his head though the word “porn” is brought up a lot (not explicitly and mostly in passing) but enough that I cringe (really not ready for that talk yet!) What stands out to me is that the male characters don’t prescribe to toxic masculinity. They are quirky, emotional and love each other without shame. That’s very refreshing for me!
When they made a joke of killing children and eating them it felt wrong
Truly, I just felt sick when I watched Season 5 Episode 1. I used to Love this show and now I will NEVER watch another episode. Truly, they went WAY too far. I hated when the inmate talked about luring kids to a park...? It is not something to joke about nor will it ever be. Children need our protection especially today!
I was watching this with my kids and we liked the first 2 episodes. Naturally we decide to watch the next one in the series. We were shocked by how crass, inappropriate, and blatantly disgusting this show got. We have no clue why everyone else says this should be only 12 plus when in fact even I, an adult, find it frankly horrifying.
The first two episodes gave some hope that it might be something worth watching. But, of course, the main detective begins to boast of his hedonism and his sexual machismo.....so shallow. If that is not enough to turn any parent's child away from this program, he then has to promote himself as such a good detective by putting down everyone else around him....even the dead. Enough is enough.
I love this show!! I don’t know why people are saying 14+ or even 18+. Yeah, There’s very mild violence and some sexual references, but overall It’s appropriate for anyone who’s not a really young kid. The jokes are good and actually funny unlike some comedies, but what I really love is the positive portrayal of minorities that aren’t one dimensional, men who don’t have toxic masculinity, and healthy adult relationships (jake&amy). All kids should see that on TV as they grow up