Parents' Guide to

Mr. Mayor

By Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Familiar-feeling political sitcom is tame, light on laughs.

TV NBC Comedy 2021
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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 1 parent review

age 14+

Sex? Mayor? IDK?

the show is great there is a lot of sex refrences in the show in the lastest episode in season two episode 3 a woman in a tv commercial(in the show) says that if someone on "this dating app" is asking to be pictures of your passport or dog or first name its fake. but if they ask for a picture of your "gentiles" then its her. Arpi also likes to say the word H*ll a lot she often says this h*llish place or this h*ll hole. Also in season 2 episode 3 "Trampage" Neil supposed"love of his life" says "I'm not a robot but i am a machine in bed" so overall its funny but little too much sex.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Anyone looking to fill the Good Place-sized hole in their hearts won't find a fit in Ted Danson's latest series, but it's still better than most network fare. Think of Mr. Mayor as a snarkier Spin City or a less warm-hearted Parks and Recreation. The series has a high joke density but few elicit more than a snicker, which is a pity considering the accomplished cast.

It may take a while for creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to acclimate to Mr. Mayor's L.A. setting after multiple New York-specific collaborations (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Great News). The jokes and characters about the other coast in the first two episodes feel cliched -- Danson's Mayor Neil Bremer takes edibles! His foil, Councilwoman and newly appointed Deputy Mayor Arpi Meskimen, is a strident ultraliberal! The counselor (Rachel Dratch) at teen daughter Orly's private girls school is a woo-woo hippie! -- but the writing could grow into the show's good bones.

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