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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Workplace sitcom mines laughs from cross-cultural gaffes.

TV NBC Comedy 2010
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age 13+

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age 10+

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Outsourcing sucks but Outsourced is great! This show doesn't overdo the sex. It also highlightes the idiocy of stereotyping.
age 16+
This a guilty pleasure to watch before bed mostly for adults and teenagers. I rate it 4 stars with the age viewing as 16 and over since there are mild sex and bedroom scenes on the show. I see a lot of teenagers watching and laughing at the jokes more compared to tweens. Yet, I'm sure the younger viewers would love the funny products that the outsource company sells in India and the actors are great entertainers! Highly recommended to viewers who would like to see a different view of the workforce and culture in India. I think it's great that American tv is beginning to change a little. We need more culture clash tv shows.

This title has:

Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Most people probably missed the quirky 2006 indie film that inspired this fish-out-of-water workplace sitcom, but the TV version generally improves upon the original by making some minor adjustments to the plot -- including the addition of a few new characters -- and generating a lot more laughs. Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) gets some of the best one-liners as a transplanted American who prefers to stay isolated rather than assimilate, importing his own supply of PB&J, Cheetos, and Ding Dongs to avoid eating Indian food. But so does Parvesh Cheena, who proves to be a charming scene stealer as the socially awkward Gupta.

In an era of economic uncertainty, real-life outsourcing is an undeniably timely topic ... although Americans who've seen their own jobs shipped overseas might not be in the mood to laugh about it. Still, the series has proven its worth as a lighthearted means to common ground through comedy and clever satire, without resorting to one-dimensional and predictable cultural stereotypes.

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