Wondering if Only Murders in the Building on Hulu is ok for kids? Rated TV-MA for language and mature content, Only Murders in the Building is not particularly kid friendly, but it is a fantastic show. This True Crime murder podcast come to life is quirky and intriguing. Here’s what parents need to know in this Only Murders in the Building Parents Guide.
Only Murders in the Building Parents Guide
In Season 1, neighbors in the same building – Oliver (Martin Short) , Charles (Steve Martin), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) – are an unlikely trio. Bonded by bring True Crime podcast fans, when there’s a suicide in the building, the three of them are not convinced it was indeed a suicide. As they try to solve this murder mystery, they are in it for different reasons. Mabel’s hiding that she knows the deceased from childhood, Oliver is a down-and-out director who is behind on his rent and building fees, and Charles is an ex-TV star who doesn’t really like people. The twists and turns will keep everyone guessing.
In Season 2, there’s another murder in the building, and this time it’s a friend.
Now in Season 3, you guessed it. Another murder. And Mabel is sick and tired of murders happening around her.
Why is Only Murders in the Building Rated TV-MA?
Only Murders in the Building is rated TV-MA for language, brief nudity, and suicide/murder talk which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 17.
There is a lot of language including many uses of f*ck, sh*t, a**, damn, and g-ddammit.
The premise of the show revolves around a death in the building. You do see a dead body, as well as some blood. The character does talk to another and you can see some blood on the face, a bit of disfiguration, etc.
One female character is seen in the shower and you see her back as well as a glimpse of side boob.
Talk of death and strained family relationships may be upsetting to some kids.
There is talk of sex, sex toys, and deviant sex.
Is Only Murders in the Building Appropriate for Kids Under 16?
Some kids and teens may want to watch as Selena Gomez is one of the stars. Her character is very subdued and pensive. Only Murders in the Building is witty, yet bizarre, and some teens may not pick up on the subtle humor. The whole show is a bit meta and eccentric.
Oliver, Charles, and Mabel chronicle their investigation and paint the picture of the victim for their new podcast, “Only Murders in the Building.” Each character in the building adds a piece to the puzzle and will leave you chuckling as well as thinking, “What the…?” Not only is the main cast star-studded, but there are plenty of celebrity cameos to leave you wondering who the next suspect is in the podcast.
Not exactly the most upbeat show, but the well-written script and different comedic style keeps me coming back for more. There just may be too many f-bombs for the younger audience.
In Season 3, the cast gets even more stars with Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep, and it’s a musical! Only Murders in the Building is for more mature audiences, but it’s never boring. It’s certainly one of the best shows on TV right now.