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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
You can face fears to uncover long-buried secrets.
Positive Role Models
Noah is supportive of her wife as she embarks on an adventure that gives her life meaning and shakes her out of depression. A father and daughter are honest about their grief over the death of their wife and mother.
Noah is Black and Emma is White, but that is only obliquely mentioned (Noah says, for example, "Nothing's more dangerous than following your crazy White wife around; we're having Caucasian adventure times"). The resort is in the Yucatan. All the employees are (presumably) Mexican; many of the primary local characters are depicted as associated with a nefarious group.
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Violence & Scariness
A character crashes an ATV and rolls down a hill; their head is bloodied. Another character slams into a tree on his skateboard and gets a bloody head wound. There are gushy blood sounds when it's being mended. A decapitated iguana is seen. Characters face perilous situations when pursuing the mystery. One character loses a tooth and dismisses it as a non-issue.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
We see a picture of a penis on a cell phone. Dick pic. An older man refers to his "pubes." There are frequent comical suggestive misinterpretations of texts in the found phone. Repeated suggestions that the young man in the 2007 timeline is gay (his father questions him riding an inflated banana because "it looks like a big d--k"; "maybe I like riding d--ks"). Two characters make out, are interrupted before having sex.
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"F--k" is uttered frequently and prominently -- it's one of the first words in the show and in an oft-repeated warning: "Don't f--k with the yellow snake; it's got four noses." "S--t" and "sucks" are also used frequently.
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Products & Purchases
A Motorola Razr cell phone is a main character.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Most characters drink a lot of alcohol -- it flows freely at the resort, characters almost always have a drink if they're in a social situation, it's used to intentionally get people drunk. One character smokes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Resort is a limited series focused on a couple who stumble into a 15-year-old murder mystery while celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The opportunity to solve the mystery gives the wife, Emma (Cristin Milioti), a renewed interest in her life and marriage, while her husband, Noah (William Jackson Harper), tentatively gets swept into the drama. The show, written and created by Palm Springs screenwriter Andy Siara, features a lot of alcohol -- characters are constantly either drinking, drunk, or plying others with a drink. A character slams into a tree on his skateboard and gets a bloody head wound; there are gushy blood sounds when it's being mended. A decapitated iguana is seen. Characters face perilous situations in both the 2022 and 2007 timelines. "F--k" is uttered frequently and prominently -- it's one of the first words in the show and in an oft-repeated, mysterious warning: "Don't f--k with the yellow snake; it's got four noses."
Is It Any Good?
Fans may set their expectations too high for this show: Isn't anything made by the creator and star of Palm Springs, a star of The Good Place, and Nick Offerman automatically an instant classic? Alas, no -- The Resort is so packed with characters who are underdeveloped and confusing plotlines that viewers may feel like they were partaking in a bit too much of the tequila that flows freely in the show. That said, The Resort does offer a top-notch cast, beautiful and evocative locations, a few laughs, and enough intrigue to keep letting auto-play run.
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