A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It may seem wacky to say so, but the series does place value on ideals like loyalty and friendship.
Positive Role Models
Hard to argue that anyone here is aspirational, per se, but certain characters who may seem like brutish dolts can display surprising gentleness and decency at times.
There are at least a half-dozen characters of Ojibwe/First Nations origin, who come across far more stable and intelligent than the boorish white Quebecois characters Shoresy spoofs. And if you look beneath the surface-level raunch of the boys' club backdrop, you'll notice that it's the women of this series who are truly running the show while the men are portrayed primarily as doofuses.
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Violence & Scariness
Some fistfights and on-ice hockey brawls, but nothing too graphic.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Tons of super-filthy sex-centered jokes and innuendos full of profanity and grossness. A man's bare bottom is shown, as well as a penis partially seen hanging out of someone's briefs. This is presented in a non-sexual context.
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Expect to hear every expletive in existence, as well as various creative variations thereof. Swearing is abundant and frequent, including "f--k," s--t," and more.
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Products & Purchases
Occasional references to snack foods, the hockey players enjoy snacking on the ice cream treat Drumsticks.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, booze, and shots are imbibed and discussed. Cigarette smoking is seen, drugs are referenced.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Shoresy is a spin-off of the cult-fave Canadian comedy Letterkenny. Like its predecessor, Shoresy is packed with nonstop profanity (seriously, this show has more swears per minute than even Deadwood) and crude humor that often references bodily functions and sexual situations. There's boozing and smoking galore. In one episode, we see a man's bare butt, as well as part of his penis hanging out of his underwear. There are frequent physical scuffles and punches thrown. Definitely a show aimed at older teens and adults.
Is It Any Good?
Scrappy sports teams clawing their way to victory is a well-worn tale (Slap Shot, Bad News Bears), and this series amps the premise up to 11 with extra-large dollops of profanity and bathroom humor. Shoresy will feel familiar to fans of its parent show, Letterkenny, as it shares a similar sensibility in terms of parodying small town life -- here, the hockey-obsessed burg of Sudbury -- with rapid-fire dialogue and quirky characters.
They may be surprised, however, at the fairly conventional storyline employed here, and by the fact that the series actually manages to humanize a character that was previously known mainly for making bathroom noises and hurling insults. Comprised of just six half-hour episodes, the show flies by and should be an enjoyable experience for fans of edgy humor and off-the-wall antics.
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