Parents' Guide to

The Guest Book

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Hijinks happen in irreverent comedy's mysterious cabin.

TV TBS Comedy 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Shouldn’t be on cable tv

I’m all for crude humor however the fact that this show is on cable tv and easily accessible for kids is ridiculous. The use of extremely profane langue (p---y, d--k, t--ty, etc) with no censorship it should be on something like HBO. Don’t get me wrong it’s kinda funny but the fact it’s on regular tv channels like TBS isn’t okay.

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Too much swearing
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age 18+

Writing is somewhat hit or miss, but enjoyable. The main negative is the writing is definitely more from a male viewpoint.

Not for children, the go to jokes are all sexually explicit.

This title has:

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Clever and quirky, this irreverent comedy is based on the fictional stories that series creator Greg Garcia wrote in rental cabin guest books during his vacations. From a married couple trying to decompress after the recent birth of their child, to a misguided young Amish man trying to make the most of his rumspringa (year off), the series is full of well-timed quips and laugh-out-loud moments. The colorful roster of Froggy Cottage visitors, played by actors like Jaime Pressly, Stockard Channing, and Orson Bean, also adds to the show's robustness.

Part of the fun comes from catching the instances when the different guests' experiences somehow overlap. But what really makes The Guest Book worth watching is the way each episode tells a story that is funny and fresh. Meanwhile, thanks to some good writing, their brief (albeit wild) experiences are woven into the everyday lives of the locals, who are coping with their own personal issues. If you enjoy shows with lots of smart and derisive wit, no doubt you will find this one very entertaining.

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