Parents' Guide to

Moral Orel

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Older teens can tackle this 'toon's adult themes.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 13+
Rated TV-14

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 16+

Excellent Show

As a Christian myself, this show makes you think about some of the more hypocritical aspects of religion,albeit in a funny way. The earlier seasons have some cheap gags, but it gets more nuanced as the show goes on. The show mainly pokes fun at religious figures who don't practice what they preach rather than Christianity as a whole. The first two seasons are a comedic satire of these ideas, while the third is a drama that brutally deconstructs them. Keep in mind that Orel, the protagonist, keeps his faith no matter what happens to him. This is a show that tends to earn the TV-MA rating due to subject matter and tone rather than pure vulgarity. However, there are quite a few sexual references and occasional sex scenes. There is occasionally some moderate violence, but virtually no swearing. I wouldn't watch this with my family, but an older teen can handle this show for what it is.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Parents should be aware of the types of "lessons" that kids could inadvertently learn from watching this show. For example, in an episode chronicling Orel's brief addiction to crack cocaine, his father cautions him that crack "is a gateway to slang," prompting the boy to solemnly vow: "When I do drugs, I'm going to speak properly." So while adults are more likely to see Moral Orel for what it is -- a biting social satire mocking religious fundamentalism and hypocrisy within the Christian church -- kids (even some older teens) probably won't appreciate the sophistication of the humor. (And in case you were wondering, young children definitely won't get the joke.)

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