Parents' Guide to

Foursome

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Racy drama series lacks positive role models for teens.

TV YouTube Comedy 2016
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Relatable

Honestly, I can't stop watching this show. Might seem excessive, but ive watched all seasons more than 3 times now. Every emotion i feel i go to the episode it reminds me of and it helps me get over it because it is real in a way and I relate to most of it. Its actually pretty crazy. I love it tho. Ready for season 4 already.
age 16+

If you find innaprpriateness

Role models, possitive messages: If you are looking for a show that provides good role models for children then this might not be the show for you. Although there are some positive messages, usually concerning teenage sexuality, stereotyping, and self confidence, it's still easy to misunderstand or misinterpret the positive messages for youngsters in this show . Most of the characters are an exaggerated caricature of a stereotype, for example Dakota is the gay and hyper-sexual best friend, Courtney is the "ditzy blonde", Greer is the jealous evil ex-girlfriend. Entertainment value: Most of the humor in this comedy show surrounds the idea of high schoolers being very very inappropriate. If you find that funny then this is your jam. Personally, I enjoyed this show very much, especially the characters Andie and Josh! Recommended?: That depends on whether or not your child is mature enough to understand the deeper messages behind the TV show, and if they are mature enough to know that some potrayals/behaviours shouldn't be repeated (they are for entertainment only). I'd say 16+. Safety: The f word is bleeped out, but the s word is said. There is alot implied sex and sexual innuendos. There is alot of inappropriateness in general.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This racy comedy is one part friendship and three parts suggestion that to exist in high school without having sex is a recipe for mockery. It's easy to like Andie's relationship with her slightly oddball peeps -- unapologetic Dakota, introverted misfit Imogen, and Courtney, Alec's college-age girlfriend who inexplicably spends all her time at her old high school. This foursome ("not the sexual kind," as Andie says) certainly doesn't fit any mold, and for better or worse, they're Andie's lifeline as she tries to find her way through the quagmire of high school.

But Foursome spends far more time on edgier topics such as drugs, sex, and more sex than it does on anything else, and that's a major pitfall for impressionable teens who would tune in. Beyond the implications of constant references to "getting some," "hooking up," "getting play," and so on, these teens' graphic dialogue can be shocking to the uninitiated's senses, and some of the slang may even introduce new terms and phrases to viewers' vernaculars. Ultimately this series begs for parental co-watching.

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