Wondering if REBOOT on Hulu is ok for kids and teens? Reboot is a meta comedy about a sitcom that is being rebooted after 20 years. Reboot boasts a stellar cast, but this show is for adults and a mature audience. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Reboot.
Reboot (2022) Parents Guide
When a young writer sells the pitch for the reboot of an early 2000s sitcom, Step Right Up, the show’s actors must come back together and face their unresolved issues. They haven’t had much success since the show ended, so they really need it to work. However, they aren’t the only ones who have to deal with their issues as the drama unfolds.
Why is Reboot Rated TV-MA?
Reboot (2022) is rated TV-MA for strong language, sexual content, and nudity which means some content is not suitable for children and is intended for mature audiences only.
There are a lot of 4-letter words in Reboot including many uses of f*ck, sh*t, motherfu*cker, a**, and uses of Deity like g-ddamn. There was also use of sexual words like c*nt and c*ck.
There is sexual content in Reboot used in a raunchy, comical way. In the first episode, you see a woman’s boobs, nipple and all, as she undresses. There are sexual jokes like “you have such a large penis, why do you always have to bring up Yale?” A character is seen with his pants down while a mistress is giving him a blow job under a desk.
The whole premise is a dysfunctional family and each character has issues like drug use, divorce, daddy issues, etc. No aspect is off limits for jokes.
Is Reboot Appropriate for Kids Under 17?
Reboot is not kid friendly for kids or teens, and TV-MA is an accurate rating. This comedy is not necessarily my taste, but it’s funny and real. It’s much too raunchy for me, but it’s like the adult meta version of a show, much like High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is for teens…without the singing. Though if Reboot did have a musical aspect, I’d probably like it better.
While Reboot will be entertaining for many with the satire, the wit, and even some bite, it’s just not as deep as it thinks it is. Some of the winning formulas of a sitcom are used, but they’re also pushing away some of the viewers as you can’t watch with your whole family. Now that’s a formula I’d like to see make a comeback.