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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The employees on the show pay lip service to hard work but mostly spend their days messing around and talking to each other. The show does call out class and wealth differences, primarily through jokes.
Positive Role Models
Main characters are largely honorable and respectful towards each other, if very sitcom-quippy. The cast boasts some racial and ethnic diversity.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex jokes are very frequent. The central couple of the series got together through a drunken one-night stand and there are frequent jokes about sex: group sex, masturbation, erectile dysfunction, and the like.
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Regular language includes "Dammit," "suck," "pissed," and "t-tties."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Main characters are mainly young and single and seem to hang out a lot in bars. Characters get and act drunk, and may do foolish things while drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ground Floor is a workplace comedy that contains frequent sex jokes. The series' main characters started dating after having a drunken one-night stand, and many of the characters in the office are young and single and talk/joke a lot about sex. The women on the show wear micro-minis and have low-level jobs; the finance workers on the top floor of the office are all male and mostly white. There is some mild cursing and language: things "suck" and people get "pissed." Many scenes take place in bars, where characters get drunk and do foolish things. If your teen is mature enough for a show like Friends, Ground Floor probably won't be a shocker, but parents may want to preview to make sure the sexy stuff isn't too much.
Is It Any Good?
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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