Parents' Guide to

Slings and Arrows

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Forsooth! Smart, mature comedy goes backstage.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+


Great actors playing both Shakespeare and the drama of their "normal lives". I love how the series weaves the two together. The main character's brilliance and mental instability make for a very likeable character. Alas, only 3 seasons.

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This brilliantly written series is modeled after a Shakespearean play, mixing irony and drama while weaving multiple storylines together -- each of the show's seasons is divided into six episodes or "acts," and its title is taken from Act I, Scene 3 of Hamlet. This makes Slings and Arrows an intelligent combination of irony and art that celebrates a love for the theater while simultaneously poking fun at those who are a part of that culture. In between the humor are moments that demonstrate the true beauty of Shakespeare and the talent that goes into performing his works. But its strong language and sexual content make it decidedly adult-oriented.

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