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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Great actors, dialogue in depressing domestic dramedy.

TV HBO Drama 2016
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Simply for entertainment. Not a handbook.

This series is for viewing pleasure and entertainment, only. Not recommended nor appropriate for children. I would rate approval age at 18 to 20, with the capacity to differentiate between reality, and scripted fiction written for entertainment. And, the understanding that such programs, are not advice upon which to base ones decisions. Otherwise & however, this series is good. Albeit a bit dark, it is entertaining. The characters are played by very talented & know actors, which, brings interest. It's daring. It may disturb a nerve or two, but if you stick accepting it as pure entertainment, you'll be fine. Don't personalize it. Just watch tv. You can always switch to Andy Griffith or Gomer Pyle or Hazel, for comic relief. Then later, flip back to, Divorce, & pick up where you left off.
age 18+

definetely go for it , its fun

you will enjoy it. krutanjali Thakar

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Crackling dialogue delivered by beloved actors is the chief charm in this domestic dramedy, which is a bit of a bummer but well-done enough to please Parker or Church fans. Audiences will have Frances' number in the show's very first scene, in which her soon-to-be-estranged husband shows her a coffee container into which he claims he was forced to evacuate his bowels when she wouldn't let him into the bathroom; Frances just ignores him. Frances can't even articulate exactly why she's so turned off to her husband, except for a clue she notes to her lover Julian (Jemaine Clement, always a pleasure): "We can't even watch TV together because he repeats the jokes instead of laughing." But viewers will probably change allegiances three times before the credits roll, as each partner takes turns being reprehensible. "I'm going to make you miserable and make your children hate you," Robert hisses to Frances through the locked door of the home they used to share.

Divorce is extremely well-written and the jokes sharp; it's just a bit depressing to watch people who hate each other so much. Diane's husband Nick gives a toast at her birthday party that's just brimming with angry jokes: "We all know Diane has never looked her age ... until this year, when it all came crashing down on her." It's unpleasant to watch people being unpleasant to each other -- even when it's done well.

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