Parents' Guide to

I Am Not Okay with This

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bloody violence, drinking in exhilarating teen genre mashup.

TV Netflix Drama 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 12+

Definitely Recommend!

My daughter begged me to watch it after she found out the two main characters were in her favorite movie “IT”. We binged the series in a couple of days and absolutely LOVED it! The show has sex references and a lot of cursing but if your child has been educated on sex, drugs, etc. then they should be fine. The series definitely supports LGBTQ+ which is a great message to put out there. It also supports being yourself and knowing that everyone is weird sometimes and that it’s going to be okay. There is no on screen sex but there is kissing throughout the series. There is one gore scene at the end of the series but it is very mild and anyone 12+ should be able to handle it. If you have a mature 12 year old then I definitely recommend watching this and I believe my daughter has benefited from watching this show. I hope this review helped (:

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
8 people found this helpful.
age 16+

For mature teens and older

We as parents need to protect our younger teens from such negative and influencial shows. Spend time with your children when they are of age to watch such shows. Explain the pros and cons of drinking alcohol, dope smoking, same sex and opposite sex interactions. There are some very emotional and harsh visions and words in this series. No ways will my 14 year old be exposed to this before he is 16 yrs old.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (135 ):

Lillis is very good in this teen angst-meets-superhero drama with a terrific premise, cool characters, and quirky, wonderful cast. Things get off to a bit of a shaky start when a bloodied Sydney stalks down the middle of a paved road with fury in her eye as the voice-over says "Dear diary: Go f--k yourself." Voice-overs are notoriously tricky things (though The End of the F***ing World largely used the device successfully), and it's certainly taking a risk to have the very first line of your show half cribbed from Heathers, half a bland (if vulgar) cliché. But Lillis is so good that she makes viewers buy right in to her character's irony and anger, and she has such great chemistry with every other actor on screen that her skills are immediately made clear.

The building relationship between Sydney and Stanley (the Duckie to Lillis' Andie) is particularly choice, and feels playful and sweet and real, grounding the supernatural goings-on. Speaking of those, they make pleasant wish-fulfillment for teens, particularly the teenage and 20-something female viewers this series is aimed at, who may know a thing or two personally about impotent rage. Building a drama around an angry young woman whose fury can literally kill is a unique idea, TV series-wise, and Lillis makes her angst relatable. The moments when she lets her freak flag fly are positively exhilarating. I Am Not Okay with This is a winner.

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