A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights both drinking and sexual behavior. Strong women are depicted as confused, controlling, and/or bad. Amanda struggles with body image issues. Some people of color are seen during social settings, but none are among the main characters.
Violence & Scariness
Mild, infrequent, and usually played for laughs. For example, a character throws an unseen punch -- the recipient of which wakes up with a black eye.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains strong sexual innuendo and some coarse references to genitalia and sex (much of which should go over the head of younger viewers). Shows semi-dressed adults waking up in bed together.
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Mild: "bastard," "balls," "butt," etc. Usage is sometimes coarse and borders on silly.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult consumption of wine, beer, and hard alcohol. Characters mix drinks on screen and make references to the strength of alcoholic beverages.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom deals with both sexual and romantic relationships in various forms. It contains sexual innuendo and relationship jokes that will likely go over the head of young viewers -- thankfully, since some of them are pretty strong. Language can be coarse at times, and drinking (among adults) is a routine social event.
Is It Any Good?
Happy Hour isn't the most original of sitcoms, serving up a large helping of relationship woes and sexual innuendoes. But it does remind viewers about how our lives can be "shaken up" at any moment, leaving us feeling both vulnerable and open to new possibilities. And a stiff drink -- the show features a fair amount of drinking and alcohol-related conversation.
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