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By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Office mate mines showbiz for mature, awkward laughs.

TV HBO Comedy 2005
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Great comedy

This was made for adults, but teens might like it and I think it would be fine for them. Sex is mentioned.

Is It Any Good?

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The meat and potatoes of Extras are the funny but extremely socially awkward moments that Andy and Maggie are constantly stumbling into. It's usually by accident (as when they unknowingly mock a woman with cerebral palsy), but it's always with a maximum of embarrassment. No subject is taboo, from racism to disability, and the characters often do rude, selfish things (Andy berating and belittling a lonely man who wants to have dinner with him, for instance) in the name of comedy. This brand of painful humor certainly isn't for everyone, and Extras' colorful language and adult situations rule it out for kids.

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