A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The jokes are not always nice.
Positive Role Models
Guests and stars are often funny, but at the cost of others.
There's a good cross-section of comedians and guests of various ethnicities and genders. Nice to see an Indian man in a prominent role as host, too.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of innuendo at play here. A team captain tells a story about "hookers and cocaine". One extended bit focused on a dog "humping" a freshly-baked loaf of banana bread, which was then fed to brunch guests.
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Stronger expletives like "s--t" and "f--k" are censored, while words like "damn" and "hell" can be heard. Lots of toilet humor.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to drinking and drugs come up in some of the panelists' tall tales.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Would I Lie to You? is a comedy panel-style game show patterned after the BBC series of the same name. Guests frequently use sexual innuendo, drug references, and mild swear words (the big baddies are bleeped, but words like "hell" and "damn" are audible) to get laughs. It's unscripted and therefore unpredictable, so the maturity level content-wise will vary between episodes.
Is It Any Good?
The British version of this game show is a long-running fave thanks to its conversational tone and the quick-witted chemistry of its panelists -- sadly, the U.S. version lacks the same charm. Riddled with ad breaks and shortened in length, the rapport simply never gets a chance to take off, much less reach the rapturously silly heights of its predecessor. It could just be a matter of giving the show and its panelists a chance to find their footing, but as things stand now, Would I Lie To You? begs another question: Why bother?
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