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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some objectification of women. Joey's potential love interests have included two married women (one on the brink of divorce). Joey's sister Gina had her son when she was just 16, but she's a caring mother. Joey often teaches his nephew how to lure women.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual innuendo; Gina's clothes are often revealing (and her breasts are much discussed); Joey is a ladies' man who gets around; casual sexual relationships.
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Mild profanity, such as "damn." Other crude phrases and imagery, especially from Joey's agent.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series is essentially for adults. Humor is sometimes shallow and crude. Viewers' mature understanding of sexuality is assumed. Since Joey's sister's breast augmentation is a running topic, the breasts themselves are prominently featured. In the end, the ensemble fails at delivering consistent laughs for teens or parents.
Is It Any Good?
It might be easy to mistake Joey for a kid-friendly show given its family-centered topics. But episodes almost always incorporate some risqué humor and adult subject matter -- such as Joey trying to prove to his friend's husband that he isn't gay, or dealing with his attraction to an actress who is playing his daughter. But LeBlanc still brings a lot of talent to the role, so veteran fans may enjoy Joey, which was cancelled after two seasons but is available on DVD.
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