Parents' Guide to

On the Verge

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Uneven comedy has strong women, sex, cursing, adult themes.

TV Netflix 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 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Great show.

There is a little bit of language but overall so funny.
age 18+


I really wanted to like this, but just couldn’t. As a woman in her 40s, with lots of girlfriends in their 40s and 50s, I found the ladies to be completely unrelateable. Their problems were weird and nonsensical and just not reflective of what women in this age group are dealing with or how they behave.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This uneven dramatic comedy series, which begins before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, features four women who rely on each other's friendship for help as they navigate being in their 40s. The women's strong friendship, their sense of agency, and Justine's attempt to make sense of the world through her writing are reminiscent of Sex & the City, and the show's focus on women entering midlife is also refreshing. But the characters aren't particularly well-rounded or, in some cases, likable, which makes them hard to relate to. Meanwhile, the narratives sometimes lack cohesion, and the humor isn't sharp enough to keep it feeling upbeat while the women deal with their troubled relationships, parenting, and the ups and downs of their careers. No doubt there are folks who will identify with some of the themes presented here, but others may find On the Verge lacking.

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