Parents' Guide to

Gavin and Stacey

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Romantic comedy has too much racy stuff for young kids.

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

it is so good

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This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

It's no accident that this engaging series garnered multiple awards since it premiered in the UK in May 2007. The characters are relatable, the story is believable, the cast is superb, and the writing has a freshness that's surprising in the often-clichéd romantic comedy genre. Unlike other series that overplay romance for the sake of drama, writers Ruth Jones and James Corden -- who also co-star as Stacey and Gavin's quirky best friends, Nessa and Smithy -- simply tell the story of two romantics who find each other and are convinced that that's all they need to be happy.

But for all the refreshing simplicity that Gavin and Stacey offers grown-up viewers, it's equally full of stuff that's not suitable for kids -- even some teens. Sexual content is extensive and fairly graphic; while there's no actual intercourse, there's plenty of everything else, including references to threesomes and other bedroom habits, nude shots of men's butts, suggestive foreplay (kissing, butt slapping, crotch grabbing, etc.), and unmistakable sounds through bedroom walls. Plus, the characters drink and smoke habitually. Still, once the kids are out of the way, adults will be entertained by the show's take on modern-day romance and the challenges that couples face when they commit to each other.

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