Parents' Guide to

Go On

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Offbeat comedy deals respectfully with human tragedy.

TV NBC Comedy 2012
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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

ha ha hope this show well goes on lol

i was able to catch a sneak previw of ths show a coupel of nights ago and i loved it mat parry is back and better than ever in this hilarious new comedy i think if monitured just right it could even be sutible for a family not sure this was onlly the first show if it keeps ths up we should no prob highly recomended

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Decent first episode

Just based on the pilot episode, we approved it for our 12 and 14 year olds. Not sure if the rest of the show will be as family friendly, but so far so good. It might have some positive messages showing how different characters deal with the passing of a loved one, and how they manage to move on.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Go On is an offbeat sitcom that takes a fairly realistic look at the ups and downs of life and the human response to tragedy, all through the jaded eyes of its cocky star. Perry is superb as the emotionally impenetrable Ryan, whose natural tendency to withhold his feelings is in hilarious contradiction with many of his more touchy-feely group mates. What's really fun to watch is how this unlikely 12-stepper's nonconformity breaks through to his peers and in turn inspires his own emotional growth.

Of course, this is a comedy, so you can expect that te material invites viewers to find humor in what would be devastating real-life experiences. Happily, there's enough heart and character development along the way to leave a lasting impression. The content is mild enough for most older tweens and teens, and if you watch as a family, you can easily draw on the characters' troubles to talk about issues like coping with change and overcoming tragedy, as well as the evolution of relationships.

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