A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some ethnic stereotyping and gender bias. A male character lies/pretends in order to get a woman to like him.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of discussion about sex, making out, feeling someone up, wearing condoms, etc. Characters have sex off-screen; in one episode, a character gets an off-screen erection while getting acupuncture.
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Language includes words like "crap," "hell," and "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional drinking; jokes about champagne.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom features a fair amount of sexual discussion, innuendo, and off-screen sexual activity. One scene involves a man getting an erection ("pop-tent") while receiving acupuncture. The main characters are men who are intent on dating and/or sleeping with the show's female characters (who sometimes appear in sexy clothing or in intimate scenarios). Subtle stereotyping about gender and ethnicity is interlaced with the show's comedy; there's some social drinking and relatively minor language as well.
Is It Any Good?
While Josh and Hope have chemistry, the show suffers from the clichés and stereotyping that seem endemic to sitcoms. Madrigal plays his character as an odd ethnic caricature, and, as an aging star, Raquel Welch swishes around in leopard-print negligees and seduces young men -- a tired representation of older women and their sexuality. Later, when Marty finds out that Josh has slept with her, Marty gets a grossed-out look on his face, as if the older woman's sexuality is inherently unappealing.
Other comments -- like "she's German, so she's very organized" -- are worn-out stereotypes played for cheap laughs. Overall, with the show's adult themes and regular (albeit off-screen) sex, it's iffy for kids and bland filler for adults with nothing better to do.
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