A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In Donny's world, women can help men fix anything.
Positive Role Models
Donny is self-absorbed and certainly doesn't lead by example.
Violence & Scariness
Arguing, lots of name-calling.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo; references to genitalia; shirtless images, nudity blurred.
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"Douche," "ass"; "f--k" bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
HAKS is a show sponsor and is directly promoted in episodes. MSNBC, various NBC show logos.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the semi-scripted comedy series donny! features lots of crass humor, strong sexual innuendo, some coarse language, and insults ("damn," "ass"; curses bleeped), and endless arguing. Sexting, single fatherhood, bullying, and other mature themes are also featured.
Is It Any Good?
This coarse behind-the-scenes series offers lots of crass humor to deliver on laughs. The writing isn't particularly smart, thanks to its "soft" scripted approach (incorporating lines that the actor would probably say in real life), but it gives room for the real Donny Deutsch to incorporate what makes him a well-known TV personality. As a result, it's hard to tell whether he's supposed to be a parody of himself or this is Donny.
It's meant to be lighthearted, and the cameo appearances by various TV personalities add a bit of mirth. But the banter gets stale, and the timing of the jokes is often off, because despite the fact that Donny Deutsch is no stranger to TV, he's not a comedian. His fans might be drawn to it, but overall the show just isn't very funny.
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