By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Edgy comedy full of profanity and sexual references.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
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 & Scariness
Pushing, shoving, and other arguments occasionally break out. One character is in the advanced stages of a degenerative illness.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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.
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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.
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Products & Purchases
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.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Legit features the comedy of edgy Australian stand-up performer Jim Jefferies. 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.
Where to Watch
Based on 2 parent reviews
not for men only....
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What's the Story?
LEGIT stars Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, 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?
Legit is a vehicle for Jim Jefferies' 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.
Talk to Your Kids 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?
- Premiere date: January 17, 2013
- Cast: Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Jim Jefferies
- Network: FX
- Genre: Comedy
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: August 30, 2022
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