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Parents' Guide to

The Letdown

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Australian comedy depicts the awkwardness of parenthood.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Amazing what passes for entertainment these days

Silly and stupid. If you want to see menstrual blood on panties, by all means, enjoy.

Is It Any Good?

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This series frames itself as an edgy comedy, as new mom Audrey curses, drinks, and forgets her child in various places. Then, slowly, it opens up to show that these are all coping mechanisms of someone who feels overwhelmed. As Audrey negotiates the changes in her life, from sleep-deprivation to "mom brain" to unsympathetic friends, her brash persona is tempered by genuine heart.

Interestingly, The Letdown doesn't focus on Audrey's actual relationship with her newborn daughter at all. Instead, it's about coping with all of the unexpected changes in her adult world, and how they challenge everything she thought she knew. Parents will likely laugh in recognition of all the messy rites of passage that Audrey goes through. For younger viewers that haven't seen or experienced the difficulties of early parenthood, The Letdown could be revelatory.

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