A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Many of the jokes highlight racial stereotypes and sexist behavior. Rhonda is very assertive. Molly can't work upstairs because of her weight. Some diversity among the cast.
Violence & Scariness
Some minor arguing between hotel staffers. Lots of slapstick stumbling.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of strong sexual innuendo. Neal is both sexist and a womanizer; he refers to many of the women as "hot chicks." Frequent references to homosexual relationships.
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Language includes words like "bitch," "hell," and "ass."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom about the antics of the staff at a trendy New York City hotel isn't intended for younger audiences. A lot of the humor relies on racy sexual innuendoes, as well as sexist and racial/ethnic stereotyping. One employee isn't allowed to work on guest floors because of her weight. There's also some strong language ("bitch," "ass") and references to drinking.
Is It Any Good?
DO NOT DISTURB attempts to be witty by bringing in a wide range of eccentric, rather neurotic personalities to get some laughs. But while it succeeds in assembling a diverse cast -- including people from various racial/ethnic backgrounds, a plus-sized woman, and a gay man -- they mostly serve as the foundation for sexist and at times racially motivated stereotypes. For example, Rhonda flashily tells Molly that she can't work upstairs because she's not skinny enough to fit into the hotel's hip look. The silly plotlines aren't very interesting either.
Although the series pushes the envelope with some strong language and lots of strong sexual innuendo, it falls short of offering the kind of true edginess that viewers will want to check in for. In fact, Do Not Disturb seems to be about nothing -- and not because it wants to rival Seinfeld, but because it fails to offer anything substantial. But the real bottom line is that it just isn't very funny.
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