A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Redemption is the major theme, but Chozen hardly makes it look like a moral high road.
Positive Role Models
Chozen is a once-admirable role model who's been corrupted by the system and now smokes, drinks, does drugs, and sexually harasses men -- and he isn't afraid to use force to get what he wants. A few secondary characters add some positivity to the mix, but Chozen's bad choices are the main source of humor.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is mostly physical with punching and kicking, although some characters carry guns and use weapons. There also are some gross scenes involving vomit and blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Simulated sex acts include intercourse and oral sex, with some partial nudity (breasts and buttocks) and, on occasion, blacked-out genitals.
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Unbleeped swearing includes "s--t," "bitch," "d--khead," "t-ts," "p---y," and "vag," with the strongest words, such as "f--k," bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
A few brand names, such as YouTube, are mentioned.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink to excess and do drugs on-screen (including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and "roofies").
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chozen is a mature cartoon comedy intended for adults that's centered around a gay white rapper. That means you'll see simulated sex and partial nudity (albeit animated) and hear coarse, unbleeped language -- from "s--t" to "p---y" -- with stronger words such as "f--k" bleeped. You'll also see characters drinking and doing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and pot, and see physical violence and gross-out humor involving visible blood and vomit. Some brands including YouTube are mentioned.
Is It Any Good?
Even if you could argue that the jokes on Chozen are impeccable (which they aren't), there would still be plenty of people who would find them far from funny. After all, a rapper who flows rhymes such as, "Behold a hip-hop genius / lyrical master with a smooth-ass penis" is going to be a tough sell for most -- and he's definitely not the right role model for your teens and tweens.
Of course, the fact that Chozen is an animated series could send a confusing message that it's somehow suitable for kids, but please hear us when we say that it's not. Some of the crassest moments include an after-show party in a hotel room involving heroin and two tied-up girls being force-fed cold cuts. But a few of the funniest moments occur via flashback, when Chozen (then named Phil) was kinder and gentler -- and we kind of wish the show was about him instead.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.