People of Earth

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Quirky alien abduction comedy is funny, sometimes silly.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Aliens exist. Friendship, open-mindedness are themes. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ozzie learns to respect the group; the group is loyal to each other. 

Violence

Occasional yelling, panic. An alien is bullied. 

Sex

Innuendo; some crude language.  

Language

"Ass," "s--t." 

Consumerism

Samsung, Apple products; logos not prominent. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking (beer, cocktails); pot dealing referenced. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that People Of Earth is a comedy series about a group of people who believe they've been abducted by aliens. It explores the idea that life can exist beyond our planet, which could create some interesting conversation between parents and teens. It features some innuendo, crude language, some cursing ("s--t"), and drinking. Friendship, open-mindedness, and bullying are also addressed. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byChris D. November 2, 2016

As of now sweet and laugh out loud funny

OK I have seen the first two episodes of this and I am going to say that I laughed out loud at some of the parts it is a bit more than your average comedy it se... Continue reading
Adult Written bychris d. October 28, 2016

This is one of those shows that u will have to monitor

OK I have to say that I laughed out loud at the show personally for myself but I can say that I recommend that parents, exspesually concerned ones need to watch... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 16, 2017

I love it

Profanity 5/10 they say f--k every episode or 2 but it is bleeped out. They also usually say s--t at least once every episode it is not bleeped out. alcohol and... Continue reading

What's the story?

Executive produced by Conan O'Brien and The Office's Greg Daniels, PEOPLE OF EARTH is a comedy series about a group of folks who believe they've been abducted by aliens in Beacon, New York. Journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) is sent by boss Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy) to write an online click bait story about "StarCrossed," an eclectic support group for "experiencers" (folks taken by extraterrestrials) run by part-time therapist Gina Morrison (Ana Gasteyer). After sitting through conversations with members like pot dealer and self-proclaimed Alientologist Gerry Johnson (Luka Jones), homemaker Chelsea (Tracee Chimo), and retiree Margaret Flood (Nancy Lenehan) to discuss extraterrestrial experiences, he can hardly take it seriously. But his strange nightmares about a recent car accident keep returning, making him wonder if there's any truth to their stories. Father Doug (Oscar Nuñez), the pastor at the church where the group meets, somehow gets pulled into the craziness. Meanwhile, aliens Jeff the Grey (Ken Hall), Don the White (Bjorn Gustafsson), and a shape shifting Reptilian (Cassidy) are plotting to rule the human race. 

Is it any good?

This goofy series mixes late-night type comedy with The Office-style humor to create a lighthearted and offbeat viewing experience. The overall premise is pretty weird, but works thanks to good writing and a talented ensemble cast. 

Sometimes People of Earth goes from being funny to being a bit too silly, but fans of this kind of humor won't be bothered by this. Overall, it's a great show if you aren't in the mood to take what you are watching seriously. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way shows like People of Earth present non-mainstream ideas. How are topics like alien abductions, sightings of creatures like Bigfoot, and other unusual things presented in entertainment media? Are these things supposed to be taken seriously? 

  • Families can talk about science and exploration. Do you think there are aliens? Do you think it's important to consider the possibility? 

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