Parents' Guide to

The Exes

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Male bonding post-divorce is mild but unfunny.

TV TV Land Comedy 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Good, not appropriate

Some scenes take place in a bar. Sexy stuff includes sex, labor, relationships, divorce, kissing, etc. Me and my spouse love it

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While it's great to see male bonding elevated above the level of, say, Two and a Half Men, The Exes certainly falls short on matching wits with Hot in Cleveland, the female-driven TV Land hit that precedes it. Part of the problem is the ho-hum writing, disappointingly devoid of smart quips or zingy one-liners. But there's also a lack of comedic chemistry among the central male cast that makes it difficult to care what becomes of them.

Of course, resurrecting former cast members from long-dead series can work (see: Hot in Cleveland). But in this case, there's an undefinable element missing -- and the fact that Knight hardly gets any screen time only makes us long for an appearance from Newman to liven things up a little.

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