Parents' Guide to

White Gold

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Retro '80s British comedy centers on swaggering salesmen.

TV Netflix Comedy 2017
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

its a good show but so much swearing, almost every sentence they swear

Is It Any Good?

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One would be hard-pressed to watch this series and not immediately think of Leonardo DiCaprio's audacious portrayal of scumbag stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. This isn't only because Westwick's Vincent Swan is constantly breaking the fourth wall and making snarky asides to the audience. The hairspray-addicted Swan has a lot in common with Belfort, in that he's a quick-thinking pretty boy who's full of bravado (as well as drugs ... lots of drugs). Like Belfort, he has no qualms about ripping people off and sees himself as being above "the plebs" in life, happy as a clam to step all over the less-thans on his way to the top. He's not likable, exactly, but Westwick commits so completely to the role that it's hard not to keep watching this handsome, magnetic super-jerk.

Thomas and Buckley (both from The Inbetweeners) have great comedic chemistry as his underlings, and Lauren O'Rourke is hilarious as their daffy office assistant, Carol. For fans of British comedy, or for viewers who want to see Westwick do an '80s-style twist on his Gossip Girl character, Chuck Bass (but with the actor's natural accent this time), White Gold is worth a watch.

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