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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is about being true to yourself, following your dreams, and living life to the fullest. That said, some of the characters' decisions can have a hard and/or painful impact on others.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
And engaged couple wakes up in bed together. Couples occasionally kiss or embrace. Non-sexual scene of a woman in her underwear. Discussion of lovers, polygamy, dating, sex.
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Occasional "damn" or "hell."
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Products & Purchases
The main character drives a Toyota.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional social and celebratory drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this comedic drama focuses on adult issues like marriage, career, and death. Couples occasionally kiss, hug, and wake up in bed next to each other. Discussion of polygamy, lovers, and -- at least once -- "getting laid" makes for mature but still relatively mild conversation (even the swearing is on the light side: "damn," "hell," etc.). Some scenes are emotionally intense, such as when the main character's best friend gets cancer.
Is It Any Good?
Harkening back to the days of Ally McBeal, Side Order of Life portrays a smart, quirky young woman struggling to find meaning in her life. And, like her 1990s counterpart, Jenny sometimes has surreal visions (remember the dancing baby?). But while Ally was equal parts wacky and romantic, Side Order leans heavily on sentimentality, with plenty of soft-focus scenes and slow-motion montages. Still, despite its cheesier elements, Side Order is appealing. Even if the notions of true love and living life to the fullest are fairly trite foundations for a series, they're inspirational all the same, and they ring true for many people.
Adult themes make the show best for teens and up, though racy content is minimal. Discussion of lovers, attraction, and an occasional kiss are about as sexy as things get. But talk of cancer, dying, and broken hearts may be too much for some viewers, both young and old.
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