Parents' Guide to

Major Lazer

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bizarre dystopian animation glorifies marijuana, partying.

TV FXX Action 2014
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My Major Lazer Review

Not mush to go with it, but i think this is just yet another one of those bad animation shows you can think of.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This bizarre series presents a dystopian society that's dominated by clubbing, raves, and a thriving cannabis culture that encourages this party lifestyle. Its villains are so cast partly because they want to squelch the people's good time, the standout hero plots their upheaval (when he's not high as a kite himself, that is), and his compatriots are two teens who just want to party and smoke weed without fear of being caught. In other words, the line between right and wrong is hazy at best, and rooting for the hero doesn't always feel right.

That said, Major Lazer is geared toward a mature audience, so its viewers shouldn't have trouble realizing the irony in this convoluted plot and motley characters. There's nothing of real value in the story for teens, but if yours do watch, it can generate some discussion about issues such as legalized marijuana and individual rights vs. societal responsibility.

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