Parents' Guide to

The Choe Show

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Unique talk show has graphic discussion of sex and violence.

TV FX , Hulu Reality TV 2021
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A healthy amount of skepticism should be a part of any viewing of shows like this, which are built around pop psychology and a loose idea of self-knowledge. The Choe Show is absolutely raw and often powerful, as Choe and his guests open up about painful and extraordinary subjects. The first episode involves two couples, each about to have their first child, speaking candidly about their complicated relationships with their own parents. But Choe also performs potentially reckless psychological experiments with guests without regard to whatever consequences might not appear on the show, and some of his confidants are fellow pseudo-intellectuals like Rainn Wilson and Neil Strauss. (It's a bad sign when one of your psychological bellwethers is the guy who wrote the pick-up artist tome The Game.) The Choe Show can be entertaining and compelling, but Choe is searching for answers without necessarily knowing the right questions.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 25, 2021
  • Cast: David Choe
  • Networks: FX , Hulu
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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