A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Confidence is good; being sexual is OK. Stereotypes.
Positive Role Models
Nicole is confident, comfortable in her own skin.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional threats of violence are more humorous than scary.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very strong sexual innuendo (but no nudity); lots of crude references.
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"G--damn," "bitch," "ass," "s--t," and the like.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, beer drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Loosely Exactly Nicole is a semiautobiographical, scripted comedy series starring comedian Nicole Byer as herself. It features lots of crude sexual humor, stereotypical jokes, and other mature content, but it also features a strong, confident female lead. Language is strong ("goddamn," "bitch," "s--t"), and drinking (wine, beer) is visible.
Is It Any Good?
This female-driven, edgy series features a main character who's unapologetic about her size and comfortable with her sexuality. While Loosely Exactly Nicole is empowering in some ways, the show's reliance on crude sexual humor feels more like cheap attempts at getting laughs. The reliance on common racial and ethnic stereotypes doesn't help, either.
Nicole Byer's comic abilities are evident, but the show's writing is more silly than smart. As a result, it contains scenes (such as one that presents an Asian child in blackface) that cross the line from being politically charged to just being dim and offensive. Overall, the show has a lot of potential but doesn't quite reach it.
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