A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Dealing with divorce is central to the show. So is the importance of family and friends.
Positive Role Models
Rel is a good man but doesn't always make ideal decisions when it comes to dating. His father and brother don't always offer the best advice, either.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo and sexual language in jokes.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One character is a former drug dealer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rel is a situation comedy about a man trying to cope with a recent divorce with the help of his family and friends. It contains some sexual innuendo (like references to infidelity and being "loose"), a few salty words ("damn," "hell"), and some occasional social drinking (beer, hard liquor). One character is a convicted drug dealer, and references to cocaine, ecstasy, and related topics are frequent in some episodes.
Is It Any Good?
This lighthearted show highlights the difficult process of coming to terms with a divorce and trying to restart a new life after. The story centers around Rel's efforts to cope, but a big part of the story is the important role his extended family plays in this process. Lil Rel Howery fans will enjoy his signature brand of comedy, which occasionally includes playing multiple characters in a single show. But despite the cast of comedians that joins him, the punchlines lack sufficient energy to be very funny. Nonetheless, Rel has some positive messages that viewers might appreciate.
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