Hacks

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Excellent dark comedy has sexual content, cursing, drinking.

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age 18+

Jean Smart is worth a few uncomfortable scenes

Funny, uncomfortable at times and very touching at moments. There is a stint of very risky behaviors in this show including pills, drinking, and cocaine, plus very casual but protected sex. A character hooks up with a Postmate delivery person. No nudity or simulated sex is shown; however, a character is manually stimulating himself beneath a blanket for a moment. A character hooks up with a person they met at a casino, but that was also protected. The scene is PG, just sensual kissing and partial disrobing, but no nudity or simulated sex. There is also an off-screen suicide that is described in a pretty dark-humored way that could be difficult for some viewers who are sensitive to the topic. These things are pretty integral to establishing where a character is in her life — floundering, desperate to connect — so they are appropriate. Cannabis is consumed (gummies and a vaporizer pen) but I’m not concerned with legal herbs. If viewers are sensitive to substance abuse, they should know one that character has been through rehab and it is mentioned. Viewers who are uncomfortable with same-sex relationships should also note that this is a very progressive show and involve same-sex couples expressing affection with appropriate kissing and touching. Although there isn’t nudity or simulated sex, one scene is fairly suggestive. These relationships aren’t casual and are based upon mutual respect and love which to me is healthy. There is some pretty raunchy language and discussion about sexual preferences; however, it’s instrumental to a character’s development. Overall if my children (18 and 15) walked in, I can’t think of a moment when I’d feel the need to pause the show. (This review is current as of the conclusion of the first season.)

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