TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Duchovny comedy could be called Sex Files.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 18+

Well-Made, but too much sex!

This is a really good series and I would watch more of it, but I watched the first few episodes, and it just has too much sex, and I didn’t continue. It was really good besides that, and it is a shame that the people who made this series felt like they had to put as much sex in it as they did. I am also surprised that there is a 4/5 for sex. It should be a big time 5/5. Besides that, there are multiple verbal and physical fights, frequent swearing, and many drinking scenes. There is nothing redeeming from this TV series, except for one thing I picked up on in the Episode 8 of Season 1, which is to not go so far that you cannot find your way back, and family comes first. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone except adults.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+


I guess the title gives it away, but it is unbelievably pathetic what he gets up to - a very annoying actor who thinks he’s Gods gift in this programme and apparently real life! Honestly, it is so exploitative and even uses real life porn stars because some of the scenes are sooooooo explicit! If you want to watch porn with a half decent storyline, then watch this, but to be honest, i think women should not have to sit and watch this crap with their husband or partner.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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