Parents' Guide to

Franklin & Bash

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Buddy lawyers make a tepid case for bad-boy antics.

TV TNT Comedy 2011
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As far as courtroom dramedies go, Franklin & Bash is fine for basic adult entertainment, mainly, because it follows the same formulas we've come to expect from other shows about lawyering.

But the main characters' overgrown-boy antics -- complete with video game playing in the boardroom and open-bar house parties in the living room -- feel downright tiresome and even a little sexist. What year is this again? And are two aging teen stars who are both a stone's throw away from 40 really calling each other "dickwad" on camera? (Unfortunately, the answer is yes.)

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