A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It’s hard to find and hold onto a relationship. Being in a relationship can make you happy, or bring its own challenges. A family of women can be your most supportive group.
Positive Role Models
Olivia is a hard-working, financially independent, professional woman who is miserable. Jayne is insecure in her body and her marriage. Mary is a widow trying to become more independent. They are supportive of each other.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional arguments, lots of insults, but nothing violent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo. Women in underwear, bare-chested men. Infidelity, sexual attraction are themes.
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LOTS of cursing, including "s--t" and "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
Tinder is a main part of the story, but there are other online dating app references. Starbucks, Apple, other logos prominently visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, shots, other drinks consumed. Drunken behavior is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sideswiped is series about a 30-something woman who enters the world of online dating. It addresses mature topics that range from physical aging to meeting men online as a slightly older person. There's lots of sexual innuendo and cursing, as well as some drinking. Various online dating sites are referenced, but Tinder is prominently featured. Franchises like Starbucks are also visible.
Is It Any Good?
This funny, women-centered series highlights the feelings many women have when they realize they're getting older but haven't reached expected milestones. While Olivia struggles with not being in a relationship, and with the idea of potentially not bearing children due to her age, her sister and mother struggle with the challenges that come with having a partner, including having a baby, infidelity, and trying find independence once married life is over.
These are all heavy topics, but Sideswiped approaches them with lots of (adult) humor. Meanwhile, despite the disagreements among the three women, they remain close and supportive of each other. Some may find the idea that one has to be in a relationship to be happy tiresome, but the positive relationship the women have with each other is satisfying to watch. No doubt that many women of various ages will appreciate some of the hilarious turmoil featured here, especially when it comes to online dating, negotiating relationships, and accepting aging.
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