Parents' Guide to

The Lake

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Insightful comedy features sexual situations, language.

The Lake TV show: poster

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Way too much on emphasis on sex with different partners

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

The series makes for funny, gentle viewing, especially if you love family-centric situational comedy. The Lake is perfect for the sun-drenched days of summer, and it also mixes in poignant moments about family togetherness.

The series is great for reflecting everyday diversity, including showcasing a young child on the LGBTQ+ spectrum who feels empowered to be themselves. Viewers might also feel represented in that adoption and racial issues are discussed openly, both in serious and humorous situations. The series might not be as fast-paced as other comedic shows, but the Canadian production might be great for those who enjoy Schitt's Creek's pacing.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate