Alpha House: Season 1

2013 TV-MA 2 discs

Alpha House: Season 1

2013 TV-MA 2 discs
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Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties...all with a sense of humor. Starring John Goodman as Senator Gil John Biggs.
John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos, Yara Martinez, Julie White, Alicia Sable
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Alpha House is a mature political comedy with frequent strong language and lots of references to sex. The main characters are Republican senators who seem to take their responsibilities lightly and mock things viewers may hold sacred, such as laws and the U.S. military. At least one of the senators is divorced; we see him dating, hosting women in his limo, and even having sex with one woman standing up against a wall surrounded by his sleeping colleagues. Race and sexual orientation also is up for mockery, as are religion, abortion rights, and feminism. Easily offended viewers will find much to be upset over, but political junkies will find Alpha House fresh, funny, and realistic.

Sexual Content

No nudity, but sex is frequently joked about and referred to. One character hooks up in a White House room in front of sleeping colleagues; this is played for laughs. Sexual and insulting language is sometimes used, such as when one senator calls another a "faggot." One character is always on the hunt for sex.


Guns are displayed and discussed, and at one point the Alpha House roomies go to the basement for drunken target practice at a pumpkin in front of a mattress.


Frequent cursing, usually in joking rank-outs: "He makes you look like a horse's ass." There are many uses of four-letter words, including "f--k," and "s--t," plus epithets such as "faggot."

Social Behavior

Lots of behind-the-scenes political happenings give viewers a somewhat cynical, but not negative, view of government.


Mentions of real-life celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Colbert. Colbert appears as himself on one show, hosting one of the Alpha House officials as a guest.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Members frequently drink and make references to being "s--tfaced" or "liquored up." They may act foolishly after drinking, for example, playing with guns.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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