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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of sex in too-dark-for-kids bummer comedy.

TV Hulu Comedy 2015
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+
I think everyone here missed the scene where a woman's breasts were shown, while she was riding on a male character. The scene continues to portray her nude body while she dresses up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 18+

Very sexually explicit

I get the feeling CSM must have only caught a couple episodes because this is a very sexually explicit series with nudity and graphic sex in a number of episodes (as has become commonplace in so-called "adult" storytelling in the 2010s, sadly). The "sex" meter should be ramped up to 5 because someone going into this might not expect this level of explictness from something being promoted as a comedy series. As for letting kids watch ... well, if you're OK with children watching "Girls", "Shameless" or "Orange is the New Black", have at 'er, I guess.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

This downbeat comedy is enlivened by the luminescent presence of Michaela Watkins as Valerie and careful direction by Jason Reitman (Juno), making his foray into TV. It feels like we've met these characters before: the delicate and damaged woman, the man drowning his sorrows in women and sex. It feels too easy to turn the plot of this show into a romcom-movie-poster tagline, and some of the characterizations feel glib. Laura doesn't look or talk like a teen, so it's jarring to see her treated like one; Alex is a textbook "nice guy underneath the sleaze" sitcom guy. Only Watkins manages to realistically convey her character's exhaustion and disappointment with her life, reeling in the viewer who wants to see this embittered woman find the happiness we're sure awaits her in forthcoming plot lines. The cursing, sex, and references to suicide make this one too dark for kids -- save it for teens on up, if they're interested.

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