Parents' Guide to

Friends with Benefits

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sexually active friends jump into bed -- with each other.

TV NBC Comedy 2011
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Friends with Benefits (which isn't to be confused with the big-screen romcom of the same name) took a long time to make it to the airwaves, and whether it remains there seems unlikely. That's not to say it's awful, but it doesn't have enough of the goods to have any real staying power. "Goods" being good characters, good jokes, and good plots.

Its attempt to revamp the successful Friends formula with casual sex right from the get-go (as in, right from the very first scene of the very first episode) certainly sends a clear message as to what the show is all about. But that won't be enough for most viewers, who'll likely want their sex with a little more substance.

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