A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's subtle, but the show stresses the importance of family ties, no matter how tenuous.
Positive Role Models
Shatner's character is supposed to be a crude curmudgeon, but he's got a soft side, too. Henry initially asks his dad for help because he has no other options, but, deep down, he wants to have a better relationship with him.
Violence & Scariness
If violence pops up, it's mild and meant to be funny. Some references to violence -- like a joke about killing a hooker.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, including mild jokes about having sex.
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in addition to the swear word implied by the show's title, characters say everything you can say without using bleeped language, with audible words including "jackass," "hell," "bitch," "crap," "nuts," "balls," "sack," "boobs," and "hooker."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional jokes about drinking or being drunk, etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom is based on the popular Twitter feed "s--tmydadsays," which was created by a twentysomething who posts his father's crude musings for the whole world to see. But while the feed's uncensored tweets include words like "f--k" and "s--t," the show bleeps the word "s--t" in its title and leans on body part humor and low-level swearing like "jackass," "hell," "bitch," and "crap." There's some mild sexual innuendo, too, along with occasional jokes about drinking and some comedic violence.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of Justin Halpern's profanity-driven Twitter feed will be sorely disappointed with this ill-conceived adaptation that essentially kills the essence of the content that inspired it. But thinking you could take a man who doles out gems like "Does anyone your age know how to comb their f--king hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their head and started f--king" and sanitize his rants for prime time was a bad idea in the first place.
Producers are clearly pinning the show's hopes on Shatner and the kooky cult of personality that surrounds him. But, in truth, this role doesn't really suit him, and his distracting habit of looking just off-camera when delivering some lines (almost as if he were reading a cue card) isn't helping. We will say that he looks awfully good for 79 (yes, 79)...so much so that he almost isn't believable as a 72-year-old.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.