Parents' Guide to

The Last O.G.

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Ex-con rebuilds his life in crude yet oddly sweet comedy.

TV TBS Comedy 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 11+

It only includes a bit of swearing

Only a bit of swearing and besides that there is one or two sex joke a season.
age 18+

Good show, but not suitable for youth.

Interesting show of a man trying to do right and get his life back in track after spending years in prison. Not suitable for the young ones, though. Constant language, hints of crime and violence are recurring themes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (3):

This series is a raunchy, funny, and unexpectedly sweet comeback vehicle for Morgan, who has been largely absent from show business since he sustained a traumatic brain injury in a brutal accident in 2014. He's in fine form here, and shows off not only the screwball comedy chops he's known for, but also moments of tender-hearted sincerity we haven't really seen from him in the past. Morgan's chemistry with Haddish is convincing, and she does a good job shifting between the Shay of old -- who once threw a brick through a cop car's windshield to prove her love -- and the newly bougie "Shannon," as she's now calling herself. The Last O.G., however, is clearly Morgan's chance to shine.

The penis jokes are copious and can be repetitive, especially when coming from Cedric the Entertainer's character Mullins, who runs the halfway house Tray lives in and who considers himself a natural comedian (no one else thinks he's funny). But even Mullins is given some depth and heart, and it's that overall sense of warmth that helps elevate the show and smooth it's rougher edges. Yes, the humor more than occasionally strays into crassness (as he did on 30 Rock, Morgan's character makes an awful lot of lewd jokes about getting women pregnant), but Tray isn't at all the one-note caricature you might expect. If you can handle the shifts in tone and some potentially offensive humor, The Last O.G. is a pretty satisfying ride.

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