A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights aspects of the gaming culture. Also points to stereotypes about gamers.
Positive Role Models
They don't always get along, but they are a team.
Violence & Scariness
Games full of fantasy attacks and killings with all sorts of weapons.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo; crude references to masturbation and other sex acts using words like "d--k," "balls." Games full of of sexist images; posters of partially dressed women also visible.
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"Bitch," "ass," "s--t," "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
References to Google, video games. Logos for Heineken, other labels partially visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer drinking, pot smoking (bongs visible).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Good Game is a live-action comedy series about a group of video gamers. It's intended for mature audiences thanks to crude references, cursing, drinking, and pot smoking. There's lots of stereotyping, and violent, sexist video game imagery, too. All this being said, it points out some of the positive and negative aspects of the gaming world.
Is It Any Good?
This mildly funny series offers a self-reflexive look at gaming culture and the people within it. While it highlights some of the misconceptions people have about gamers, it simultaneously reinforces common stereotypes about them. Meanwhile, it notes the potential for a gender-neutral playing field in the gaming world, while emphasizing visible sexism in the multiplayer universe.
There's lots of crude humor, which sometimes makes it hard to appreciate the more serious points the show is making. Nonetheless, Good Game portrays a humorous world that gamers will understand. Appearances by the show's creators, gaming personality Jesse Cox and host Michele Morrow, add to the quirky moments.
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