A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Central Park is represented as an important and iconic New York City spot. Family is a theme. There are some subtle stereotypes, but most are about the city itself than the people who live there.
Positive Role Models
The Tillermans are a close family. Birdie is eccentric but honest and fun. Bitsy is greedy and bitter. The voice cast is diverse in gender and race.
Violence & Scariness
Some brief moments of fantasy violence, including dead rodents being run over by bicyclists, people vandalizing the park, etc. References are sometimes made to muggings and other crimes. A cast member imagines being a superhero and fighting crime, using force if necessary.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some references to sex that will go over the heads of young viewers. Occasional bathroom humor is also present. Characters are sometimes seen in their underwear.
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Words like "ass" and "hell" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Occasional references to NYC landmarks.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some cast members are shown drinking cocktails. Teen marijuana use is also visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Central Park is an edgy animated musical comedy about people associated with New York's iconic park. It has some occasional strong language including "ass" and "hell." Sexual jokes and innuendo (some of which will go over younger kids' heads) are a part of the show, and there's a bit of bathroom humor. Brief images of teens hiding and smoking marijuana are shown. Moments of fantasy violence range from rodents being run over by bicycles and references to muggings, to a young character's imaginary superhero crime-fighting antics.
Is It Any Good?
This fun, well-written series hits lots of high notes thanks to a good script and a talented all-star cast. It manages to strike a creative balance between different story telling genres, allowing it to consistently deliver the producers' smart, dry humor. Furthermore, Birdie's narration, combined with the musical numbers, give it a slight Broadway flair that's both sweet and edgy. But, in-between folks breaking out into song lies a solid plot that's moved along by colorful, believable characters. Overall, Central Park is entertaining, and worth tuning into if you're looking for something light and enjoyable.
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