Paradise PD

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Crass police comedy has cursing, drugs, crude humor.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It paints a screwball picture of an inept group of first responders. Stereotypes, insults abound. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Every character is severely flawed in their own way. 

Violence

Lots of fantasy violence. People getting shot up and killed; dead bloody bodies everywhere. Guns, electric saws, other weapons frequently used. There's also a mass killing of dogs. One cast member is a sadistic cop. 

Sex

Endless crude and sexist jokes. Sexual harassment is a theme, but treated as a joke. Bare (animated) bottoms and breasts, and simulated sex acts. 

Language

LOTS of cursing, including "f--k," "s--t."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A canine character has a drug problem. The snorting of cocaine and consumption of other drugs is visible. People produce meth.                                                                   

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Paradise PD is an irreverent adult-oriented animated comedy about a group of police officers. It contains endless bloody fantasy violence, cursing, and crude sexual innuendo (including simulated sex acts and animated bare bottoms) and continual instances of sexual harassment. Drug production, use, and addiction is also a prominent theme. There are some stereotypes perpetuated, and quite a few fat jokes. It’s not meant for kids. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTherate September 8, 2018

Best animated seires i have ever watched! Not for young kids!!

Patadise PD is a fantastic animated cop tv show. It is just hilarius!!! But, BE WARNED! the show is not for kids at all! Drugs are presented every episode (coca... Continue reading
Adult Written byJohn Winger September 16, 2018

A nice way to mindlessly giggle

Let me start off with, if you're looking for a family friendly cartoon for the kids, keep scrolling, this ain't for you. If you're 18+ looking fo... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byYS99 October 8, 2018
Teen, 17 years old Written byfortniteninjafan202 September 10, 2018

Good show

Its totally family friendly, Positive messages throughout the show it has some sexual parts but over all its a good flick for the family

What's the story?

PARADISE PD is an adult-oriented animated comedy about a small town force of inept first responders. It stars David Herman as the voice of Kevin Crawford, who spent his life dreaming of being a police officer like his father, Police Chief Randall Crawford (Tom Kenny). Nearly banned for life from the police academy thanks to a childhood gun accident that left his dad with humiliating scars for life, he's now the Paradise police department’s newest rookie. He joins Officer Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Cedric Yarbrough), a man with severe PTSD, and Officer Dusty Marlow (Dana Snyder), an obese police officer who's constantly being sexually harassed by Gina Jabowski (Sarah Chalke), a sadistic officer with serious anger management problems. Also part of the gang is Stanley Hopson (voiced again by Herman), a man too elderly to be serving on the force, and Bullet (Kyle Kinane), a police dog with an addiction problem. They're committed to keeping their town safe but can't seem to do a single job well enough to be taken seriously, much to the dismay of Chief Crawford and his ex-wife, Paradise Mayor Karen Crawford (Grey Griffin), aka Kevin's mom. 

Is it any good?

This over-the-top series features silly storylines and profanity-filled banter full of crude sexual references. The escapades of the cast often lead to violent and bloody scenes intended to be funny (spoiler alert: they're usually not). Also part of the fray is the drug-related humor, whether it be a result of busting a meth lab or enabling Bullet’s drug habit, which he developed as a narcotic-sniffing pooch. 

There are lots of off-color quips, which may appeal to those who like irreverent comedy. But Paradise PD isn't particularly well-written, the result of which leads to potentially clever jokes turning into predictable gags filled with tasteless lines that are more vulgar than naughty. Unless you're not too picky with your animated comedies, this series can begin to wear on you rather quickly. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about humor. What makes something funny? Should poking fun at people or using stereotypes ever be considered humorous?

  • Could Paradise PD be equally as funny (or funnier) if it didn't contain so much cursing and other behaviors?

TV details

For kids who love comedy

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