Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that one of the main characters in this offbeat British sitcom is a chain-smoking, bad-tempered alcoholic who's rarely shown without a drink and/or a cigarette in hand. Each of the three main characters is afflicted with various eccentricities that are further exaggerated for comedy. Conversations often touch on sexuality (including drunken encounters), homosexuality, and the positive aspects of heavy drinking, but the rolling repertoire of jokes keeps the tone light and the laughs coming. While it definitely isn't meant for general family viewing, teens (and their parents) who can take the rampant bad behavior in stride will enjoy the show's wit, sarcasm, and delightfully flawed characters.
Lots of innuendo and jokes about characters' sexual encounters, promiscuity, and homosexuality.
What little violence there is (mostly fistfights) is always played for laughs -- but does occasionally result in bloodiness.
Occasional use of "ass," "bitch," "damn," and "hell." Exclamations like "Oh Christ!" are more common.
The three main characters have serious flaws, including various neuroses, anti-social behavior, and drunkenness. But somehow the mixture works for their friendship.
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One main character is an alcoholic who's rarely without a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. His friends often join him in his drinking. Much of the show's humor revolves around the ill effects of his dependency, which are always played for laughs.