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Parents' Guide to

Moonbeam City

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sex, violence, retro style in animated '80s cop comedy.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Don't listen to common sence on this one

Ok well I watched the first episode of this show last night and um well I wasn't that empressed it was funny enough To be a comedy but the sex and violence level Is extremly high it shows them having full force sex twice not to mention the shootouts and the lack of respect for your business partner "calling her a bitch when she's trying to help " I strongly urge parents to not let their young kids watch this though as an a grown man I liked it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Though the plot points are standard "crazy cop on a bender" antics you've seen before, the art direction in this animated series will leave '80s-style lovers gasping. Beautifully neon-shaded characters look like Nagel paintings (think Duran Duran's Rio cover), and those who lived through the 80s (or study its artifacts) will love spotting '80s-isms such as malls filled with frozen yogurt stores, 50-piece drum sets, and pants with enormous pleats.

The gags are decent enough too; the central conflict of Moonbeam City's pilot involves Dazzle's fury over losing his "#1 Cop" mug to rival Rad. If Archer makes you laugh, this probably will too; the jokes are a tad less sharp and a lot less dirty but fun enough.

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