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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Teachers is an irreverent comedy series about a group of teachers who can't quite get their lives together. It's funny but contains lots of sexual innuendo, strong language, and alcohol and drug references. There's some stereotyping (especially of women) and some occasional fistfights, too. The quirky humor won't appeal to everyone, but dark-comedy fans or long-suffering teachers will probably enjoy.
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What's the story?
TEACHERS is a comedy series starring a group of teachers committed to teaching young children, despite the fact that they're incapable of getting their lives together. Kathryn Renee Thomas, Katie O'Brien, Caitlin Barlow, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, and Katy Colloton, otherwise known as the improv ensemble the Katydids, star as the elementary school teachers who can't seem to draw the line between their work with the children and their personal issues. Attempts by Principal Pearson (Tim Bagley) to rein them in often results in failure. From flirting with "Hot Dad" (Ryan Caltagirone) to trying to keep it together after breaking up with a boyfriend, they teach lessons that are often far beyond what the curriculum requires.
Is it any good?
This well-written, irreverent series stirs up some laughs thanks to its quirky characters, crazy plotlines, and running gags. The guest appearances by comedy veterans like Alison Brie and Rob Corddry only add to the fray.
Although it feels more scripted than improvisational, there are lots of funny moments thanks to the show's great timing and talented cast. Comedy fans who enjoy derisive humor will find themselves laughing, but it's certainly not for everyone.
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