The Comment Section

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Pop culture talk show has innuendo, stereotypes, few laughs.

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

Positive Messages

Lots of stereotyping. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Kosta pokes fun at everything and everyone.


Spoken references to violence.


Innuendo, crude references. Images of people in skimpy clothes; nudity blurred.


"Ass," "dick," "bitch"; bleeped cursing.


Twitter, Facebook, the Huffington Post, and the like often are sources of opinion.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to alcohol, drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Comment Section is a weekly series that offers commentary on reactions to popular culture events and trends people post about online. There's lots of innuendo (including sexy images), strong language ("ass," "dick," "bitch"), and bleeped cursing. Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, the Huffington Post, and other online sources are featured.

User Reviews

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Parent of an infant-year-old Written byjohn t. November 12, 2016


it is worthsless.
Adult Written bycolleenm2 August 30, 2015

very funny, but only for older teens and adults

Michael Kosta is very funny, but this is a show with a lot of adult themes and strong language. Only people with the maturity to understand this sort of humor s... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Produced by The Soup's Joel McHale, THE COMMENT SECTION is a weekly show that offers irreverent responses to the public comments made about some of the strangest moments in that week's popular culture headlines. Hosted by Michael Kosta, it showcases blog responses, Facebook posts, tweets, Yelp posts, and texts people from across the world have chosen to share with the world. Appearances from comedians such as Whitney Rice and interviews with a wide range of B-list celebrities such as Candid Cayne  add to the fray.

Is it any good?

The irreverent series pokes fun at comments about a broad range of tabloid-generating events with the help of profanity and stereotypes. But the writing isn't very clever, and despite Michael Kosta's deadpan approach, many of the jokes simply fall flat.

Thanks to the vast array of comments available to comment on, the show's overall premise could potentially work. Unfortunately, this show fails to reach that potential, and there just isn't a whole lot of funny here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons people post comments about things online. Who reads them? Do they make a difference to the people who are being discussed? When do people's online reactions to things go too far?

  • Who decides when something is funny? Should stereotypes or swearing be used to generate laughs? Why, or why not?

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 7, 2015
  • Cast: Michael Kosta
  • Network: E!
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: September 20, 2019

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