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The Mick

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Irreverent comedy is fun, full of risky behaviors.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Good parenting comes in many forms, some more flawed than others. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mickey is irresponsible, flawed, grows into parental role. 


Yelling, slapping, pushing, kicking genitals; occasional blood, offered in humorous context.


Strong innuendo; teen sex, birth control addressed. Crude references.


"Hell," "ass," "bitch," "d--k."


Mercedes-Benz, a few random high-end labels. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Adult, underage drinking (champagne, wine, beer, hard liquor, absinthe), cigarette smoking. A teen is drugged with sleep meds; a child consumes birth control pills.  

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Mick is a comedy series about an irresponsible woman who assumes guardianship of her spoiled niece and nephews. It features some strong content and questionable messages that, though offered in a humorous context, makes it a less-than-ideal viewing option for kids. Risky behaviors include unprotected teen sex (although responsible behavior is discussed), using medications to secretly subdue a minor, and, in one episode, a child consuming quantities of birth control pills. Strong language ("bitch," "ass,") and crude sexual references are frequent, and some kicking, screaming, and slapping are sometimes shown. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bychris d. January 4, 2017

Judging by the first episode

OK so here we go I will say that the show isn't for everyone but I found it amusing the character of Mick really does have alot to learn about being a mom... Continue reading
Parent of a 16 year old Written byJflores14 January 7, 2017

Crude take on family bonds

This hilarious yet rude comedy is fun for older teens; crude content abounds though as does bad behavior Violence- comedic violence involving people getting hi... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bySlasherFan August 13, 2017

A little too over-the-top for younger viewers

M personal opinion about FOXs' the mick is hat it is a great show. Although the eldest daughter is a b and treats kids badly at school, if your child has a... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2017

Mature comedy for teens is my new favorite!

I just started this yesterday and I'm already on episode 6. My parents and me are watching them together but I skipped ahead a little and am just re-watchi... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE MICK is a comedy series starring Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie Murphy, aka "Mickey," an irresponsible woman who assumes guardianship of her spoiled niece and nephews. When her wealthy sister and brother-in-law are arrested for federal crimes, she steps in to take care of obnoxious 17-year-old Sabrina Pemberton (Sofia Black-D'Elia), her arrogant 13-year-old nephew Chip (Thomas Barbusca), and nerdy 7-year-old Ben (Jack Stanton). While living in the Pemberton's Connecticut mansion and having access to credit cards has its perks, Mickey doesn't know the first thing about raising kids. But with the help of the family maid Alba (Carla Jimenez) and her semi-loser boyfriend Jimmy (Scott MacArthur), she tries to be the parent they desperately need. With any luck, she just might help them become productive members of society. 

Is it any good?

This irreverent series offers a humorous look at how an unlikely parental figure takes over a seemingly perfect family, only to discover that they're just as dysfunctional as she is. However, the show is less about the kids actually learning positive lessons and more about Mickey's attempt at being a decent parent despite her obvious flaws. 

There's lots of outrageously bad behaviors, some of which are more disturbing than amusing. But thanks to some good timing, watching Mickey dispense bad advice and try to outwit her charges is still fun, especially when it all backfires. It's not the most kid-friendly, but if you're just tuning in for some laughs, The Mick certainly delivers. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about featuring inappropriate behavior as funny. Should things such as teen sex, drinking, smoking, and other risky behaviors be treated as funny or inconsequential, even if it's a comedy like The Mick? What about showing adults doing the same thing? 

  • What messages does The Mick send about what makes a good parent? Mickey's way of raising her niece and nephews may be different from the way their parents raised them, but is it better or worse? 

TV details

For kids who love comedy

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