A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Friendship is a theme. So is trying to look older and cooler in hopes of becoming an influencer, following pop culture trends, being popular in school, etc.
Positive Role Models
The four teens are different, but are loyal friends and look out for each other. Some rebel against their parents, while others protest social issues, spend their time gaming, etc.
The actors voicing the cast come from a variety of racial/ethnic backgrounds, and the animated human characters reflect this. One teen’s parents are mixed-race, and one of the cast members is LGBTQA+. Some of the AAPI representation is stereotypical.
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Violence & Scariness
Threats to hurt people are common. Sharp objects used as weapons are visible, explosions sometimes happen, and people get hurt (and blood is visible). Someone uses immolation as an art installation (but the person is not shown setting him/her/theyself on fire). There are references to adult sex with a minor (but nothing happens).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Jokeks and crude sexual references like "dick" and “p---y.” Teen romance is also a theme.
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Religious exclamations like "Jesus" and words like "hell," "damn," "ass," "bitch," and curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are frequently audible. Rude gestures are visible.
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Products & Purchases
Songs like Donald Glover’s This is America are audible and other pop culture references like Dr. Phil and Tinder are frequent. There are also mentions of stores like REI and Eagle Scouts.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cigarette, vaping, and marijuana smoking visible. Dale’s family manages a vape store.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fairfax is an irreverent adult animated comedy about four teenage best friends trying to be cool. It has lots of cursing, vaping, tobacco, and marijuana smoking, some sex jokes (including references to having sex with a minor) and crude language. Threats, bloody accidents, explosions, etc. are commonplace, but no one really gets hurt. Social media and gaming sites like Twitch are frequently discussed, and actors, songs, trends, and other elements of pop culture are featured throughout. Some episodes also contain flashing lights, which maybe be disturbing for some viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Mishaps abound in this adult animated comedy, which uses irreverent humor to poke fun at the role of pop culture in our lives, and the absurdity of social media and influencer culture. Central to the story are four young teenagers navigating things like popularity, romance, and parental relationships, all while trying to keep up with the latest trends in hopes of being liked online and having a hipper lifestyle. Fairfax isn't particularly well-written, nor does it take a clever approach when addressing the subject matter. But if you like this sort of entertainment, chances are you'll find it amusing enough to watch.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.