A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Storylines about characters who are imperfect yet always trying to get better drive home themes about tolerance, self-acceptance, empathy, teamwork, the importance of supportive loved ones.
Positive Role Models
The whole series is built around a supportive and loving family; they frequently hug, profess their love, try to protect each other. Characters subvert clichés in a refreshing way.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters are single, interested in romance and sex; expect same- and opposite-sex kissing, flirting, scenes like when a character meets someone for hookup in hotel room. "I have 45 minutes," her date says impatiently. A man masturbates (we see his hand moving, shirtless men on his computer screen) after kissing his "straight" roommate. Sex talk can be frank: A man says he dumped his ex-boyfriend because "he always had tiny little balls of toilet paper stuck in his butthole," a woman says "this summer I'm going to see 50 d--ks." Bodies are visible in scene where two characters sit on the toilet in a split-screen; the female character is wearing less, but you can't see private parts of either. A young teen is inappropriately sexualized, called "sexy"; it's said that "the girls are horny for him."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
One woman jokingly calls another "bitch." "F--k" is bleeped. Words are often sophomorically vulgar -- "butthole," "d--k" -- but can get more intense: A woman teasingly asks a man if he's hungry for her "p---y." A woman says she wishes "it was still OK to say 'retarded.'"
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Real TV hosts are used in segments that show the logos of their programs; one character works for a NYC tour service and the website address is visible on the side of a bus. Fame is shown to bring lots of luxuries: designer clothing, VIP tables, limos; none of these are an unmixed blessing.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
An authority figure takes a club drug and gets very intoxicated, which is played for laughs. References to drugs include a moment in which a woman says she and her ex had sex infrequently because "he dabbed all the time." A very young teen is served alcohol in a club, passes out, has to be bodily removed. Adults drink wine at dinner.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Other Two is a comedy about two adult siblings who struggle to deal with their 13-year-old brother's sudden rise to fame. The family in this show is supportive and loving: They hug each other, they say supportive things, they're there for each other. In between sweet family scenes are moments that are quite frank and mature: A woman vows to "see 50 d--ks" in a summer and begins with a hookup in a hotel room. Expect same- and opposite-sex kissing, dating, and sex with movements and noises, but no private parts shown. There's frank talk about body parts: "p---y," "d--k," "butthole." Language is generally mild but one woman calls another "bitch," and another character uses the word "f--k" but it's bleeped. A young teen is inappropriately sexualized by adults. Fame brings a shower of luxury goods: clothing, cars, hotel rooms, clubs (at which a young teen is served alcohol until he passes out). A character jokes about another's "dabbing" (using a form of marijuana), and an authority figure takes molly at a club. Still, characters treat each other with love and dignity, and themes of teamwork, support, and empathy are evident.
Is It Any Good?
Smart, fresh dialogue, a promising premise, and the interactions of a family who genuinely love each other make this comedy an absolute pleasure to watch. A comedy about siblings left behind while their younger brother rockets to fame could have been crass, ugly, and snarky, filled with characters we'd love to hate. Instead, it's instantly clear that Chase, Brooke, and Cary deeply care about each other in The Other Two. Brooke and Cary are naturally a little jealous of their little brother, as well as interested in soaking up the spoils of fame (cue red-carpet-clubs-and-limos montage), but they're also protective of Chase and care about what happens to him.
Not that that makes Brooke and Cary feel any better about their lives, with Brooke broke, stuck in a dead-end job, and intent on a quest to "see 50 d--ks" in one summer, while Cary works as a waiter, dances half-heartedly in a street revue for NYC tourists, and just had a callback for a commercial to play the part of "man at party who smells a fart." Both wanted fame, they both chased it. And yet Chase was inexplicably, instantly, and effortlessly able to achieve what they weren't. You'd have to be a saint to handle that, and Brooke and Cary are far from it. But watching them struggle to roll with the changes sure is fun.
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.