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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Surreal comedy has inventive, absurd laughs, language.

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age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Great show

It's obvious common sense only watched the first episode. in episode six two people are unfaithful to there spouses and are seen in bed under the covers (nothing bad) after making out somewhere else. There is some language nothing to bad. There is lots of wine drinking and a short seen of smoking. personally I think they did a good job on the show and would recommend it to anyone 13 and older

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

I love these guys, BUT...

Ya - its different and fresh, and I really like subtle, (but a little tooo subtle sometimes.) I don't like the foul language - Do real people talk so casually with such foul language? Or is it just for a cheap laugh and shock value? Well written comedy doesn't rely on foul language to get a laugh, so... - (ask Eddie Murphy!)

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (2):

Screamingly funny in a quiet, absurd way, and built around a high-concept oddball idea that's almost impossible not to spoil (but we'll do our best), this surpassingly strange comedy is a gem. The broad outlines of June and Oscar's life are sketched in a dialogue-free five-minute sequence that shows them eating the same fish dinner over and over, and the only thing that changes are the plaids of Oscar's shirt and June's hairstyle. Okay, after watching that we're ready for the rhythms of a domestic comedy. That's what we get for a little while, watching June and Oscar go about their bland -- but not bad -- marital life. The two aren't exactly unhappy. Sometimes they're even in sync, like when they debate the absolute best way to spend a half-hour. They shoot down a bath, a massage, and watching an episode of Jeopardy! before agreeing that half an hour is really too long for sex.

But by the end of the first episode, Forever takes a wild turn -- and halfway into the second one, yet another, launching the couple's life into Beetlejuice and The Good Place territory. As June and Oscar slowly find their footing in their new circumstances -- and a bizarre, and quite wonderfully entertaining world is built for us -- viewers may find themselves feeling shocked almost as often as they laugh. And liking it.

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