A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Carpe diem -- seize the day.
One of the main characters is an Asian doctor. She is recently divorced from a same-sex marriage.
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Violence & Scariness
In the pilot episode, an accident between friends results in some blood splattering.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The show is contains sexual innuendo and suggestive language. In the pilot episode, one of the main characters exchanges banter with her trainer that suggests sexual behavior. This same character repeatedly makes comments about orgasms. There are multiple references to a teenage daughter being sexually active; this same teenager comments in a phone conversation, "No, you can't meet my mom. It's not even legal that we're dating."
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There is sexually suggestive language and some cursing, like "bitch!"
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The women drink socially.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pivoting is a half-hour comedy that makes light of the issues of life and death. Amy (Eliza Coupe), Sarah (Maggie Q), and Jodie (Ginnifer Goodwin), while dealing with the death of their friend, realize that life is short and decide to take their lives in dramatically different directions. The decisions are made impulsively -- for example, ER doctor Sarah resigns from her job after a coworker eats her lunch, and she pursues a job at the local grocery store after perceiving that its employees love their jobs. The characters reevaluate their marriages, parenting styles, and careers, while dabbling into adult topics like sex and infidelity. Due to the grown-up topics, younger viewers probably won't want to tune in. Parents need not stress about pausing the show if their teens enter the room while it's on.
Is It Any Good?
This mildly funny sitcom pokes fun at life, death, and everything in between. Pivoting highlights the lived experiences of many 20-, 30-, and 40-somethings who will be able to relate to the adult topics of relationships, parenting, and careers. The motherhood debacles, dad jokes, job irritations and #epicfails that the characters experience will pull some laughs out of viewers, especially those who are fans of dark comedy and single-camera sitcoms. Viewers who do not find death to be a topic that lends itself to comedy may have less fun watching this show.
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