Not For Kids Of Any Age
After hearing so many glowing reviews about what a phenomenal show this is, I finally rented the first season and sat down to see what all the excitement was about. I forced myself through the first thirty minutes of the pilot episode and turned it off.
I, as a grown woman who went to public school, am not overly sensitive to the alcohol, drugs, and swearing elements (middle school kids have comparable mouths on them these days), but the *literal* pornographic content was so, so overkill. Whether it's 'realistic' or not (every kind of horrific thing is 'realistic' somewhere in the world) constant graphic sex scenes, crude sexual conversations, and scenes of kids viewing pornography are not things that any kid should be absorbing. It was all so gratuitous that after I finished showering and felt clean again, I couldn't even take the show seriously.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking