Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fascinating, thought-provoking documentary series (which is based on the NPR mainstay) covers a wide range of topics and includes interviews with people from virtually all walks of life, making episode content difficult to predict. Depending on the topics -- and the participants -- alcohol and tobacco use is shown, partial nudity is possible, and language (which is never edited) can be strong. While the content probably isn't new to teens, it's definitely on the iffy side for anyone younger. On the positive side, the unscripted stories about everyday lives promote human connectedness and empathy.
Brief partial nudity. A segment set in an art class shows a full rear shot of a nude female model, including a side view of her breast. Sex and romantic relationships are referenced.
Sporadic usage of "ass," "hell," "s--t," "bitch," "damn," and "f--k."
The series promotes an understanding of people from all different walks of life, spotlighting what makes them unique without an air of judgment. Occasional obscene hand gestures.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Mention of drug use and underage drinking. Some subjects drink and smoke in front of the camera.