Parents' Guide to

Ground Floor

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sitcom throwback has drinking and lots of sex jokes.

TV TBS Comedy 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

foul words are foul

I am not a nerd nor a saint in the religious world but I don't believe using God's name in vain is needed on any TV show open to the general population. I won't tune in to see it again nor use the sponsor's products until the brazen swearing is calmed down.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 14+

Awesome Sitcom from Scrubs' Creator

My interest in Ground Floor was piqued by two things: that its by the creator of Scrubs, Bill Lawrence, and that it stars two of the cast from Pitch Perfect, Skylar Astin and Alexis Knapp. The show starts off feeling a bit try-hardish but once you've settled into the sense of humour and the almost-immediately likeable characters, Ground Floor will keep you laughing the whole way. There are frequent jokes regarding sexual issues, but no more than your average sitcom, and less so than popular ones like How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. In saying that it is only 3 episodes in so it could escalate. Language isn't shocking regarding air time but it is worth mentioning that McGinley's character does use the S-word in both the second and third episodes. Overall, i would definitely recommend Ground Floor as a light-hearted comedy that keeps you laughing, provided you don't try and take it seriously; it doesn't take itself seriously after all, so why should we? Jester's Rating: 8/10

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

With its improbably gorgeous characters, rapid-fire quips, and laugh track, if you squint, Ground Floor could be any one of the 1990s series its creators worked on: Spin City, Friends, Will & Grace. But that doesn't mean Ground Floor is bad: These shows are both classic and beloved, as well as missed; it's not such a bad thing to have a TV comedy that hearkens back to the time when everyone sat home watching sitcoms on Thursday nights.

Ground Floor's leads are cute and charming, and the show has a gem in the form of John C. McGinley, basically playing his character from Scrubs but still pulling it off. The show's secondary characters, Brody and Jenny's office cohorts, have enough quirks to make for amusing bot mots, and the upstairs/downstairs tension could prove fruitful. In short, if you mourn the 1990s comedy block, Ground Floor is worth a look, and may be good whole-family viewing for families with mature teens.

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