Parents' Guide to

Flatbush Misdemeanors

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, drinking in easygoing NYC-set buddy comedy.

TV Showtime Comedy 2021
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It's a small show, and on the slight side dramatically, but this NYC-set comedy has a loose-limbed charm, an atmospheric setting, and an easygoing vibe that goes down smoothly. New York street scenes are of the principal charms of Flatbush Misdemeanors -- in a world where a cinematic NYC is usually Montreal or Toronto in disguise, this series is filmed entirely in New York, and usually in the Brooklyn neighborhood of the title. The real-life street signs, shop awnings, sidewalk vendors and other local sights lend a gritty, authentic note to the narrative that grounds Dan and Kevin's low-stakes adventures.

Not that "low-stakes" is necessarily a bad thing, but we do watch Kevin and Dan at some decidedly ordinary moments: Kevin delivers food and accidentally knocks over a client's cough syrup, entailing a debt; two girls get into a fight over a belt in Dan's high school classroom; Kevin comes home to the pair's shared apartment to find the couch missing (Dan's stepfather needed to borrow it as seating for a block party). Kevin tries to make an impact in New York's art scene; Dan tries to make an impact with his students. Not much happens, but watching the minor struggles of these likable guys is pleasurable nonetheless.

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