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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

TV newsmag spoof is often hilarious; OK for older teens.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

look what you did to my daughter!

I think neighbor carl, might be a pedophile, but the kids are worse then, warden or etc. They be turnin' my tween into a psychopath!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 3+

Re: Music! Why'd you quit? The viola is a lovely instrument. In fact, I like it better than the violin, partly because the violin has the E-string which I can't

In the legendary words of...someone: "Practice makes perfect." Especially when playing a musical instrument. Unless you're tone-deaf.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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There's much to mock in television newsmagazines that report with gravity on absolutely ridiculous people and things, and Newsreaders finds a lot of funny in both the deadpan reporting style and the topics reported on. The show is always funny enough to keep a smile on your face, and frequently laugh-out-loud amusing, though filthy enough that parents watching with teens may be occasionally discomfited, as when a "celebrity chef" affirms that "Mark my words, human sperm is the new bacon." Pause. "Human sperm."

One of the choicest pleasures of watching Newsreaders is watching a parade of wacky guest stars deliver -- Dan Rather talks about his new connection with the Dirty South hip hop scene, Kate Walsh sits in a chair and laughs her head off with LaFonda for no reason at all, Aaron Staton (Ken on Mad Men), almost unrecognizable in college-kid wear instead of slicked-back hair and a suit, as a horny dorm rat. Teens won't get who these people are and why mom and dad are laughing, but laugh mom and dad will.

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