Legit

Common Sense Media says

Edgy comedy full of profanity and sexual references.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

There's a mixture of warm family messages illustrated by Jim's care for his brother and crass commentary about women, relationships, and the value of helping others.

Positive role models

Jim claims to want to help others, but is really in it to help himself. He is committed to helping his brother.

Violence

Pushing, shoving, and other arguments occasionally break out. One character is in the advanced stages of an degenerative illness.

Sex

Contains various references to having sex, visiting prostitutes, and getting women pregnant. Contains crude references to genitals and touching them. Women are occasionally visible in skimpy underwear and thongs (with buttocks visible). At least one episode centers on someone losing his virginity.

Language

Words like "hell," "ass," 'bitch," "s--t", and crude sexual references like "d-ck," "t-ts," and "p---y" are frequently used. Curses like "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

Contains references to Twitter. Ford cars visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking (beer, hard alcohol) and cigarette smoking is visible. References to "blow" and other drugs are made.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Legit features the comedy of edgy Australian stand-up performer Jim Jeffries. Themes range from friendship and helping a disabled brother to prostitution and drug use. The show contains some crude references to genitals and sex acts, and women are occasionally visible in thongs (with their buttocks mostly visible). Words like "hell," "ass," 'bitch," "s--t", and crude sexual references like "d-ck," "t-ts," and "p---y" are frequently used.

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What's the story?

LEGIT stars Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, a thirtysomething Australian stand-up comedian struggling to make a living in Los Angeles. Self-centered and foul-mouthed, he decides to embark on a road of self-improvement by embracing a philosophy of helping others. Encouraging him to improve his ways is his friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), a neurotic salesman in the midst of a divorce, and who is committed to helping his disabled brother Billy (DJ Qualls) enjoy what remains of his life. But despite his best efforts, Jim finds the process of making his life more "legit" difficult and uncomfortable, especially when his misguided ideas for helping others includes some wild and outrageous activities.

Is it any good?

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Legit is a vehicle for Jim Jeffries' comedy, which is both smart and unapologetically rude. And like his stand-up routines, he uses the show to offer some of this trademark over-the-top ideas about life.

It's definitely edgy, but it also features funny moments thanks to some good writing and well-timed gags. However, show's the mature content is best left for older viewers to enjoy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about TV comedy. What makes a show funny? The characters? The writing?

  • Activities like being promiscuous, cursing, and drinking may not be appropriate for kids, but why are they considered funny in adult comedies?

TV details

Cast:Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Jim Jeffries
Network:FX
Genre:Comedy
TV rating:TV-MA
Available on:Streaming

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Adult Written byWhite Fawn March 3, 2013
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18
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not for men only....

A laugh out loud show, I loved it! will be a fan of Jim Jeffries from now on. I am a 56 yr old woman, not in the age bracket or gender you'd think would enjoy this type of show,but honestly, it had me in stitches.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Parent Written byPlague January 31, 2013
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14
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Legit

Jim Jefferies is a really funny guy. The humor is very controversial, but intelligent. Personally I like his stand up more than his TV show.
Teen, 17 years old Written byThat90sguy January 18, 2013
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Rude, but funny and light hearted humor is great

After just wacthing the first episode, I can say that Legit is a funny, and nicely well done tv show. The episode is about a guy who has a heart problem and he wants to lose his virginity. At first, it's a little akward, but when they go on the journey to the hookers, they show all of them having fun and making jokes which made me smile. The jokes are a little lacking though as I did think it was funny, it could have been funnier. Also, this show is not for little kids as it has s--t uncensored and other language, the hookers, (as they should be) are in skimpy dresses. But it's not that bad. Overall, Legit is a very likeable show, but it needs more laughs, and it's more suited for older teens.

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