A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series has some fun poking fun at small-town life, but it's done in a manner that's more jovial than mocking. It also evokes a sense of home and belonging. Comedy is the main objective, and there's no guilt in finding humor in the characters' harmless antics because their friendships always trump their conflicts.
Positive Role Models
The characters are known to play pranks on each other or tease about their friends' personality quirks (perpetual unemployment or low pain tolerance, for example), but it's all in good fun and never causes any real harm
Violence & Scariness
Police officers carry guns.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few kisses, plus rare mentions of people sleeping together. In at least one scene, full-body nudity is implied -- though sensitive areas are always obscured by well-placed props. A budding relationship between adults spawns awkward flirting.
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Words like "ass," "hell," and "damn" are used sporadically.
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Products & Purchases
There's no effort to obscure food brand names like "Popsicle" and "Shake and Bake," but they're not especially prominent, either.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The local bar is a favorite hangout for adults, who drink mostly beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's very little content that's not age-appropriate for teens in this quirky Canadian sitcom, which derives its refreshingly smart humor from daily life in a small town. Sexual references are mild, drinking is infrequent and never excessive, and strong language is limited to the occasional "damn" or "ass." While kids and young tweens won't grasp the situational humor, this is a great choice for parents and teens to enjoy together.
Is It Any Good?
If thoughtful, witty humor tickles your funny bone, then Corner Gas deserves a spot on your TV itinerary. Just as Seinfeld pointed out the humor in life's most tedious moments, this clever Canadian series pokes droll fun at the ins and outs of life in a place where everyone knows everyone else's business.
The talented ensemble, colorful characters, and spot-on writing make this show an unexpected gem; the best part is that the lack of edgy content makes it perfectly age-appropriate for young teen viewers. So if you're searching for a sitcom to enjoy with your teens -- without any potentially awkward bedroom scenes -- give this one a try.
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