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By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Music industry comedy features sex jokes, marijuana.

TV FXX Comedy 2020
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Great show - not for kids, though

I have watched several episodes of Dave. I can honestly say this is not for kids, as it is sporadically inappropriate. There are a lot of sexual scenes/jokes and certainly drug references throughout. That said, it is funny (think Hangover type humor/images) and often touching. This show is deeper than it initially appears and really is worth watching, just not with kids in the room.
age 16+

Pervasive crude sexual content

While certainly humorous and likely familiar to teens considering Lil Dicky's success, the sexual content in this show stretches basic cable limits as far as they will go. There are numerous sex scenes which contain thrusting and buttock detail. The third episode in particular contains a number of crude sexual references relating to fetishes, pornography, sexual positions, and almost everything under the sun that are ultimately resolved in the protagonist's girlfriend making him a "milking machine" (I'll leave you to guess what that entails). Strictly not for kids or young teens.

Is It Any Good?

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Hip hop has been a monumental cultural force for nearly 50 years. so it's offputting to see this show indulge in a lot of the same easy jokes about rappers that have been made for decades. Expect jokes in Dave about thugs and gangsters and posses, and how everyone is absolutely astonished to find out a White guy can rap. The series is a lot more self-aware than it would have been even 10 or 15 years ago (one of the running jokes involves Lil Dicky's producer calling out ways he unwittingly stereotypes Black people), and it's clear from the guest stars that show up (including YG, Young Thug, J Balvin, Tierra Whack, Rae Srummerd, and a ton more) that, despite being labelled as a satirical rapper, Lil Dicky has some legitimate credibility in the industry. Still, there's a lot of tired material here alongside the stuff that feels contemporary.

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