Parents' Guide to

Pacific Heat

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Beyond unfunny animated Aussie import full of stereotypes.

TV Netflix Comedy 2016
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

it's actually hilarious if you have the right humor for it

it's stupid humor, but that's what makes it so funny. It's not for kids, it's an adult cartoon but it's really funny if you give it a chance.
age 14+

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This Australian sitcom tries to deliver but never manages to be funny. The overall concept is similar to the stateside animated series Archer, which makes it feel unoriginal aside from being devoid of humor. Thanks to a combination of bad writing and underdeveloped characters, the show doesn't come close to offering the smart, irreverent humor its American cousin is celebrated for.

The cast of characters isn't developed enough to help viewers navigate the show's overabundance of one-liners. Meanwhile, the endless use of obvious stereotypes feels more gratuitous than irreverent, sometimes to the point of being outright racist. Chances are that even the biggest fans of this kind of show will find that Pacific Heat just doesn't work.

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