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Liza on Demand
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Liza on Demand is a teen-oriented comedy series starring YouTube celebrity Liza Koshy as a young woman who's struggling to get her career in order. The fictional Liza spends her time running around trying to make money by driving for Uber, being an Instagram shopper, and working other app-centered part-time jobs. While the show is mostly appropriate for teens, it has some strong sexual innuendo (including crude references), as well as cursing ("f--k" is bleeped). Wine drinking is commonplace, too. Logos for Apple and Uber are visible, and Instagram, Twitter, and lots of other app-driven businesses are referenced.
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What's the story?
LIZA ON DEMAND is an original YouTube series starring Liza Koshy as Liza, a young woman who is struggling to get her career in order. While friends and roommates Oliver (Travis Coles) and Harlow (Kimiko Glenn) seem to have clear goals in life, Liza spends her time running around trying to make money by driving for Uber, being an Instagram shopper, and working other app-centered part-time jobs. But when she discovers that working for a service called TaskIt will pay more and provide insurance to those who make it to their elite status, she starts doing whatever she can to complete every job she's tasked with, remain in client demand, and make this particular side hustle her main gig.
Is it any good?
This lighthearted but well-written series features a new generation of adults whose worlds revolve around digital entrepreneurialism and social media. From finding ways to make money, to building and expanding a brand, it humorously highlights some of the highs and lows that come with a tech-saturated lifestyle.
Liza on Demand doesn’t offer a lot of substance, but Liza Koshy is charming, and her off-the-wall roommates make for some colorful conversations. Guest appearances by folks like Jennifer Esposito and Valerie Harper also add to the fun. If you're looking for something light and entertaining to watch, this might fit the bill.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Liza's career attempts in Liza on Demand. What are your career goals? What do you have to do in order to achieve them? Do you think young people today have to work harder than their parents?
What do you think about YouTube stars who get their own shows? Which do you prefer, their YouTube content or the shows created around their personas? Why?
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