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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy, dark action comedy has heartwarming themes.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+


Def has some violence. ok a lot of it. Plenty of swearing but it also is how a lot of highschoolers talk. Does have drug use and stuff. Def isnt pg or anything but frankly the biggest issue is gore and violence. Oh and crime. Lots of crimes. Don't do crimes kids.

This title has:

Educational value
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age 18+

Just disappointing

Very horrible. At least 50+ F words,30+ S words plus other swear words used a lot. Sexual references too. Anyone who thinks this is good has lost there mind and morales.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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

This gritty, darkly comedic series earns its mature rating for sure, but it's also oddly heartwarming in parts and a testament (albeit an edgy one) to the resilience of the human spirit. Wayne's life is a series of hard knocks and disappointments, from trouble at school to an absentee mother to a father dying of cancer it's hinted was caused by his job. The final straw is a deathbed confession about a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that would have been the only thing Wayne inherited from his dad. Suddenly this mature-beyond-his-years 16-year-old finds a purpose and partner just as desperate to escape her own life.

Wayne is not for the faint of heart when it comes to harsh language (especially from teens) or violence (this stuff is graphic, people), but surprisingly, that's not what sticks with you after an episode ends. Instead it's Wayne's dogged determination and Del's slow softening to his somewhat bizarre but commendable moral code, and how the two inspire each other to be better people in a world that seems intent on not cutting them a break. If you can overlook the general illegality of nearly their every move, this oddly endearing series will win you over.

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