Parents' Guide to

The Cool Kids

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Throwback sitcom has mature (and funny) humor.

TV Fox Comedy 2018
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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+
age 14+

Comedy At It's Best

I think it's hilarious. Occasional talk of SEX related issues & cussing. **1 of the Lead actors plays a gay man IF YOU ARE OFFENDED by that &/or DON'T want your children subjected to Gay Relationships** None of the below choices are appropriate for this. I would categorize it has A GOOD SHOW with plenty of comedy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With good wisecracks elevated by comic actors who know how to land a joke, what could be a real cringefest winds up as a lot of fun. There's life in the old sitcom format yet, and despite a huge potential audience of TV-watching seniors, there's not actually a lot on the networks specifically aimed at them. Oh, sure, a Hot in Cleveland or a Grace and Frankie will pop up every now and again, but largely network TV is a landscape lousy with hot 20-somethings. But The Cool Kids is a potent argument for hiring actors with well-worn comedy muscles, with every single one of the main cast members delivering their lines with ease and panache. Jordan in particular is a stitch who cuts a Truman Capote-like figure playing a very rare TV bird indeed: a confident older gay man.

The setup is great too. In many ways, a retirement community is much like a college dorm: a coed cheek-to-jowl living situation filled with peers with too much time on their hands. It's easy to imagine a string of The Cool Kids adventures stretching into the future: The gang take a driving test! Throw a surprise party! Accidentally wind up feeding pot brownies to everyone at the retirement village! Schlocky? Sure. Hilarious? That too.

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