Parents' Guide to

The Assistants

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Upbeat showbiz bcomedy centers on strong female character.

TV TeenNick Comedy 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Overly Sexualized. Characters have breasts overly exposed and Characters having Sex? On Nick?

Saw an episode where a character lost his virginity and he stepped out of the car to do a celebration dance and then the girl was shown inside the car looking out the window - she was on her hands and knees with her breasts showing far too much. Constantly pushing breasts up and out of clothing to a ridiculous level - this is not good for teenagers. Sex, and overly sexualized, etc. Also there have been repeated sexual references and indecent sexual behavior - what a great show for kids.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 17+

Definately not for tweens, and no adult would enjoy it either, awful

My son had this show on today. I am so incredibly disgusted with Nickelodeon for airing a show like this. In 30 minutes I heard the word "ass" two times, one guy referred to "junkies" as "poor bastards" One girl said "son of a muffin basket bi*ch". Two people drinking alcohol, while one of them strips and twists his nipple! A girl talks about selling her body for a dress. On two occasions there was discussion about "boob grabbing". During a commercial break there was a commercial for "Degrassi" where kids takled about "getting high" and "bitches". WHAT IS GOING ON WITH NICKELODEON?!?!?!?

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This lighthearted comedy takes a few jabs at the Hollywood caste system and imparts some sympathy for the unrecognized grunts who grease the wheels for eccentric execs and stars. The show's humorous nature makes the characters' occasional bad behavior forgivable -- teen viewers certainly won't be misled into thinking it's an accurate representation of a work environment.

In the end, only Gillian emerges as a character worth admiring, but she demonstrates good sense and a strong character when she faces difficult decisions. Parents' biggest concern with this series is likely to be the sporadic strong language, but chances are none of it will be new to teens.

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