Parents' Guide to

Players

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crass, mediocre sports-bar comedy too liquored up for teens.

TV Spike Comedy 2010
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Players comes across as a low-grade version of Cheers, the classic barroom sitcom. But without good writing or chemistry between the actors, it falls back on frat-boy humor. The biggest jokes seem to play on the characters' willingness to describe their drunken antics and sexual exploits. These incidents generally take place outside the bar and are rarely seen.

Krista in particular seems less like a real person, and more like a male writer's idea of the perfectly available one-night stand. She frequently discusses her eagerness to bed just about anyone, but has little interest in any kind of relationship. The one thing that rings true is the relationship between Ken and Bruce; they interact like real brothers, sometimes exasperated with each other and often frustrated, but always ready to stand by each other. Which is more than most viewers should be willing to do for this mediocre show.

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