Parents' Guide to

Poker Face

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mature murder mystery series has violence, language, nudity.

TV Peacock Drama 2023
Poker Face TV show poster: a close shot of Natasha Lyonne tilting down vintage style aviator sunglasses with a blue car and a road in the reflection

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Class seemed to like it

Class loved it watch the first three episodes the first one does have a scene with some male private parts in it but it’s only for a quick second
age 18+

Decent so far, some unnecessary frontal male nudity.

I've only seen a few episodes, the series is well done and has very high production values. I am a huge Rian Johnson fan (Brick) so I was interested to see it. Benjamin Bratt is great. I will continue to watch, there have been a few annoyances, one is really obvious product placement of Coors & Heineken beer. It's almost laughable at how many of these large beer cans the character seems to always need. Second episode also is very beer heavy with another brand. The other is the first episode there is a quick shot of a computer screen toward the end of the episode that shows a few dozen actual penis photos close up at once. I really don't see the need at all of this and it was pretty gross and unnecessary to watch with my wife or family. Maybe it was supposed to be funny, but it was not. The other is a bit of woke-ness (second episode) that paints white males as weirdo psycho murders, and any other minority ethnic males as altruistic, caring, with moral integrity. Jury is still out since I haven't finished the series. Some violence and murder that mimics a less-violent Fargo type tone. Not recommended for children under 18 because of genitalia photos. Also actors are shown vaping, smoking, and drinking, fyi.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

While it may seem odd to call a show featuring heinous crimes and strong themes "fun," Poker Face is super entertaining. As in her Orange Is the New Black role, Lyonne plays an extremely likable blue-collar antihero with a heart of gold. The show has a similar structure to old-school crime series Columbo, where the murder is revealed to the audience at the beginning of each episode. So, each episode's plot is less about "whodunnit" and more about seeing how Charlie figures it out and tries to find justice. With 1970s styling, excellent guest star roles, and a hefty dose of tongue-in-cheek humor, Poker Face is a great watch after the kids go to bed.

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