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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Raunchy jokes, drugs, and lots of cursing in so-so comedy.

TV FX Comedy 2015
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & drugs & rock & roll is a comedy that is pretty halarious, fun, and entertaining but parents be warned some content is not exactly graphic but there is language such as damn, sh*t, references to sex, oral, and other sex positions are also refrenced, f*ck is used but is censored. Violence isn't really a issue but there is many non-graphic scenes of arguing which do get pretty heated. Common sense is always helpful but later on in the season there are 2 sex scenes in one scene 2 men one is homosexual and the other is straight, the homosexual is seen doing a sexual act on the other there's no mistaking what there doing not very graphic but somewhat graphic, the other is a brief sex scene between a husband and wife moaning and thrusting is heard and seen not graphic. There's also some drug use, cocaine, viagra ect. But in the end there's a positive message that is even when life gets tough you can still manage to get things done, also another message that family stays and sticks with eachother through tough situations, but there are no positive role models most do drugs, there manipulative, sexual, and mostly do illegal things to get money and or fame.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

The cast of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is charming enough, and there are some talented writers at the helm, but there are equally cringe-worthy elements that detract from the funny. Leary plays over-it-all reliably well, and he makes a creditable exhausted never-was rock star. But would a young, aspiring singer really pin her chances at success on reforming her dad's old band and taking it on the road? This creaky concept and numerous sitcom hijinks -- people run into each other in New York City with weird frequency on this show -- take the goings-on down a couple of notches.

However, some jokes do hit their targets -- we're suckers for good gags about song cycles and other music nerdery -- and several of the cast members are gems, most particularly Elaine Hendrix, whom you may recognize as the meanie from The Parent Trap remake as well as Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion. Give this woman more to do, please! But let it not be singing on this show. The moments when the band is singing together, clearly meant to generate some good vibes, are painful. A little advice: Stick to the workplace dynamics of a rock band. In these moments, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll shines.

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