Parents' Guide to

Son of Zorn

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Some funny, naughty jokes in barbarian-out-of-water sitcom.

TV Fox Comedy 2016
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

fox has thought of better but this is ok

ok what do u get when u mix a barbarion some sweet humor and naugthy moments together well ya get foxes new attempt at comedy son of zorn its not unfunny its not un original but its not the best i mean ya kinda feel for poor zorn trying and failing to get close to his son but at the same time u feel nothing for him atall cause hes a bit of a jackass but its an ok show i say try it not too dirty so mature tweens can handle it too

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Putting aside the gimmick of combining live action with animation, this show isn't without its charms, but the conflicts seem aggressively sitcommy. Alan's embarrassed by his dad in front of a girl, Zorn's threatened by having a female boss, a dad just wants to get close to his son: What is this, My Three Sons? Enough jokes land to give viewers a few chuckles -- Edie explains to Zorn that she and new fiancé Craig (a game Tim Meadows, always great to see) know how to have fun: "We have our own avocado tree in the back and make our own guacamole."

But Son of Zorn insists on trying to flog further humor out of tired topics: Zorn's brutality, Edie's scolding-mom act. A scene in which Zorn clubs a giant Death Hawk goes on painfully long, clearly hoping for an Archer sort of naughty zing, but the writing just doesn't have that show's sharpness. What we have here is a fish-out-of-water comedy with familiar and appealing actors who do their best with limited material. It's fine for families with teens, but it may be a tough sell: Today's teens don't even remember the old He-Man cartoons Zorn spoofs.

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