Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun comedy crossovers feature logos, suggestive comments.

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Positive Messages

Competition is the major theme throughout all four episodes. Family, friendship, fairness, other positive themes also featured. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some adults teach very positive lessons, while others make mistakes (and usually face the consequences). 

Violence

Some folks are more competitive than others, and make silly threats. Big Show sometimes puts people in wrestling locks. 

Sex

Some suggestive comments that will go over young kids' heads. Occasionally characters will wear stomach-revealing outfits. 

Language

Words like "ass" are occasionally audible. 

Consumerism

Apple products (and Apple logo) are clearly visible. Overall the event helps promote different Netflix situation comedies. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Contains a reference to getting high. Occasional references to drinking alcoholic beverages (like margaritas). 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event is a limited series where four different Netflix comedy shows "cross over" into each other. Each episode has parallel themes and includes guest appearances from the other shows' characters throughout. It contains some mild suggestive references that will go over young kids' heads, occasional strong words, and Apple computers and iPhones. Despite all of this, the messages are positive and family-friendly. 

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What's the story?

GAME ON: A COMEDY CROSSOVER EVENT is a Netflix limited special event made up of one individual episode from each of four popular Netflix comedy series. Each installment from The Big Show Show, Mr. Iglesias, The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, and Family Reunion features the show's regular cast and contains individual plotlines. But they each tell a funny story about handling competitive challenges, which is the common thread between them. Guest appearances made by characters in each other's episodes, and by some surprise celebrities, also add to the entertainment. 

Is it any good?

This lighthearted comedy event bills itself as a crossover but doesn’t combine the shows into a singular story. Instead, it relies on a competitive theme to tie each of the stand-alone episodes together, and uses special appearances by characters from each show to reinforce it. It isn't the most creative approach, but it allows viewers unfamiliar with the four series to easily follow each plotline. If you're a Netflix sitcom fan, Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event will be sure to please. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way competition is handled in each episode of Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event. What messages does it send about facing challenges and handling competition? What about the importance of integrity when facing challenging situations?

  • What are the reasons a show might be "crossed over" with others? Is it for entertainment purposes? To promote different shows? Or both? 

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