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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Druggy lead talks to dead people in a cloud of stereotypes.

TV Hulu Comedy 2014
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Deadbeat's creators have described the show's main character as a mix of the kid from The Sixth Sense and the Dude from The Big Lebowski​. But if that was their intention, then they've really missed the mark -- because "The Dude," this guy is not. To us, Tyler Labine's take on Kevin "Pac" Pacalioglu is more like a poor man's Jack Black blended with a splash of Zach Galifianakis​. But not remotely as funny as either of them.

Some viewers might find Deadbeat chuckle-worthy, and to each their own. But parents looking for binge-worthy fare for their teens should know that this exclusively streaming comedy is awash in iffy content -- from drug use and sex slang to borderline racist humor. The writing is woefully unclever, too, relying on far too many recycled stereotypes and resulting in a lifeless comedy that's low on laughs.

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