TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Ricky Gervais redeems himself as a lovable simpleton.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

OK for 13 year olds?

CSM clearly didn't watch the 2nd season of "Derek," which features very strong language in nearly all of its episodes, and extremely sexually explicit talk, mostly from the character Kev. The episodes that focus on Kev really lag, he's definitely more of a supporting role type of guy. I was also sad to see Karl Pilkington's exit on season 2, his voice of reason Dougy was one of my favorite parts of season 1. Gervais takes the cake of course, his Derek is an utterly adorable, innocent and naive man with a love of animals, Hannah (another great, motherly character) and all around kindness. You'll fall in love with Derek, but "Derek" is for older teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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