Parents' Guide to

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Adult divorce drama has mature themes, innuendo, cursing.

TV Bravo Drama 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+
One there is a ridiculous amount of sex scenes, the content and story lines are mediocre and all of the women are terribly selfish and snobby and make the worst decisions because they can, and face no consequences for anything. They aren't characters to relate to, look up to, or even pity. They have no redeemable qualities, teach no good lessons, and feel bad for themselves for being in situations they put themselves in, or for situations normal people have every day. I wouldn't let anyone believe these are normal people that you can connect with. They live padded lives with minute problems that aren't even that bad. The main charachter had the easiest divorce possible. The women all sleep with anything that moves. It's laughable. It's laughable to depict women as these privledge, sex driven, self absorbed creatures. I wouldn't waste your time. There are no good messages or role models in this show.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Way more graphic than I expected

I like the show okay but its not for kids or even teenagers. The sex scenes are VERY graphic. It's not the usual make out passionately then cut to the after. Nope you get an eyeful and very little is left to the imagination. I'm only in season 1 and have already seen 4 naked male butts during or after sex. Lots and lots of sex. Sex toys, waxing, alcohol, drugs, cheating, getting paid to have sex, it's all there.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Inspired by Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends' Guide books, the series offers a semi-humorous look at what happens when married women and mothers must come to terms with the fact that their lives no longer live up to the image they portray to the outside world, and the expectations placed on them as a result. It also points to many of the issues that emerge when ending a marriage, which range from exploring newly found sexual freedoms to negotiating the emotional and financial impacts of divorce.

The show's narratives are mostly told from a woman's point of view, and the content is decidedly mature. Yet there's some lightheartedness here, which allows for some entertaining moments. But the overall series is very adult-oriented, and much of what's featured here will not resonate with young people's experiences. Nonetheless, there are many grown-ups who will identify with the premise of the show and others who will appreciate the overall story.

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