Teachers

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Teachers try to keep it together in irreverent comedy.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Bullying can be a source of laughs; lots of female stereotypes.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The teachers are clueless.

Violence

Occasional fistfights, slaps, bites. Children sometimes fight, too.

Sex

Strong sexual innuendo, but nothing is shown. 

Language

"Bitch," bleeped cursing.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to drug dealers; hard liquor.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Grandparent of a 11 year old Written byJanice A. November 25, 2017

Garbage

I don't think this show is appropriate for anyone. It's disgusting and insulting to teachers. It comes on in between reruns of older shows. When tv l... Continue reading
Adult Written byMatt B. November 17, 2017
Teen, 17 years old Written byLauren E. April 6, 2017

Not for Everyone

The show overall is humorous and witty. My sister and I watch this show when we need a good laugh. There are definitely sexual and alcohol references. However t... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about humor. What makes something funny? When do jokes or gags go too far?

  • Should stereotypes be used to get laughs? Is it possible to create good comedy without using them?

TV details

For kids who love comedy

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