A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The best laid plans often go awry. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Positive Role Models
Though she struggles, Oly must learn to balance motherhood with her ambitions.
Oly appears to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Santi's family is Latino, often speaking Spanish and playing Latin music.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main character, Oly, doesn't know she's pregnant. Giving birth reveals that she's had sex, and not with her boyfriend. There's some mild nudity; for example, Oly's mom dances in her underwear in the pilot episode.
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Typical crude teenage language; for example, Santi's friend asks him, "Didn't you bang her that night?"
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Dad wakes up hung over on a boat with beer cans. Santi smokes marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bump is an Australian comedy-drama that centers around Oly (Nathalie Morris), a teenage girl who unexpectedly gives birth, drastically changing the course of many lives. In addition to teenage motherhood, the show gently deals with grief, changing relationships, and societal expectations.
Is It Any Good?
This Australian show is a pleasant surprise that takes on tough issues -- from teenage pregnancy to grief to midlife crisis -- with care and humor. Nathalie Morris' performance invests viewers in Oly and her plight, and the suspense created won't allow viewers to turn away once they've started. Funny yet warm, with the ability to tug on the heartstrings, Bump is sure to birth new mindsets about the curveballs life throws.
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