Parents' Guide to

Rhett and Link's Buddy System

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Internet duo entertains in funny, offbeat buddy comedy.

TV YouTube Comedy 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


This show is amazing. It had one use of the a word and a couple other words that are appropriate for teen audiences+. The violence was mild and more kid appropriate.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

Friendship Goals

The first season tells of Rhett and Link as explained in detail by other reviewers here. The second season however, has not been reviewed yet. The second season takes place in an alternate universe in which Rhett and Link didn’t meet in first grade and didn’t become best friends. It questions what Rhett and Link would have become if they never met.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (4):

Scripted comedy is a new endeavor for these well-known YouTube stars, but they make quick and successful work of it in this clever series. The longtime friends' camaraderie and natural ease on-screen bolsters what would otherwise be a pretty mundane storyline, and tricked-out old-school music videos and other gags help maintain interest as well.

Even with scripted dialogue, Rhett and Link's Buddy System feels unforced, especially for a team whose bread and butter is off-the-cuff laughs. This buddy comedy has broad appeal for teens and adults especially, making it fun watch-together fare.

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