Parents' Guide to

The Detour

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Funny family road trip is an edgy farce aimed at adults.

TV TBS Comedy 2016
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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 3 parent reviews

age 16+

not for kids

there to much sex and hard kiss

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Take a detour from "Detour" and pick something worthwhile

I will be so happy when the trend of putting young kids in racy TV shows comes to an end. Swearing, sex, drugs... it's already a bad show if it's just an teenager-adult cast. But throwing KIDS into the mix and letting them be exposed to that trash? No way, dude. Two thumbs down.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The family-vacation plot has been done before, both in classic (National Lampoon's Vacation) and forgettable (RV) fashion; thankfully, this series makes it feel fresh. In fact, with creative storytelling, edgy humor, and great performances, it almost plays like a big-screen comedy, but one that's delivered in measured doses to keep us coming back for more.

The Detour was created by husband-and-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, who claim their own real-life family-vacation experiences inspired some of the story. (And to that, we fire back: "WHICH PARTS?") Adults who like quirky humor will definitely get the laughs they came for. But given the strong language, comedic drug use, and on-screen sex jokes (including a faraway visual of a grandmother giving her elderly husband a hand job), it's iffy for older teens at best.

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