Netflix’s Boo, Bitch delights with an amusing story line as Lana Condor continues to charm young audiences. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Netflix’s Boo, Bitch dropped on the streaming service today, July 8th. The series stars Lana Condor, who is best known for her young adult genre roles such as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Zoe Margaret Colletti. The series consists of eight episodes, with each episode running around 30 minutes long. This quick binge will appeal to tween and teen viewers and fans of the YA genre. Check out the details in my parent guide review.
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Boo, Bitch Parents Guide
In Boo, Bitch: Over the course of one night, a high school senior, who’s lived her life safely under the radar, seizes the opportunity to change her narrative and start living an epic life, only to find out the next morning… she’s a motherf*%king ghost.
Boo, Bitch Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Boo, Bitch.
Language: Boo, Bitch contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, b*tch, a**h*le, d*ck, tw*t, sh*t, p*&&y, d*mn, g-d d*mn, hell, and more.
Mature Content: The series revolves around the death of a high schooler, and while the death isn’t shown, the feet of the dead body are. Characters discuss sex often, and use phrases such as “hand job” and more. Underage teenagers are shown consuming alcohol and getting drunk. They are also shown taking edibles and smoking pot. Passionate kissing takes place between the characters.
Netflix’s Boo, Bitch stars Lana Condor, who excels in these sorts of teen rom-coms and is best known for her role in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The chemistry between Condor and costar Zoe Margaret Colletti is the driving force of the series, and while the premises are out-of-the-box, considering Condor’s character Erika is thought to be dead after episode one, the interaction between the two gives the plot an authentic and genuine feel. It is almost as if the two actresses are besties in real life, as the dialogue between them flows well and with ease, with each having their own form of communication using anagrams such as “YBFOASSADFHIATT,” which stands for “Your Best Friend’s On A Sinking Ship And Drowning Fast Hashtag I Am The Titanic.”
Boo, Bitch was created by Erin Ehrlich (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Lauren Lungerich (Awkward) and will remind audiences of a blend of Mean Girls and the 1993 film, My Boyfriend’s Back. The lines are cheesy and the show is filled with ghost tropes, like glitching electronics, flickering lights, and even decaying “living” corpses with tons of plot holes. However, viewers need to go into this show realizing it is riddled with cliched teenage story lines and take it for what it is and who the target audience is.
Admittedly, Boo, Bitch starts off a bit slow, and it takes a few episodes to catch its stride. At first, it seems the premises revolve around “unfinished business,” but as the story progresses, it turns into more of a coming-of-age “time to grow up” message that is extremely relatable to teens and tweens. There are twists and turns, with a huge twist in the final two episodes that keeps the show interesting and the viewers intrigued. Will there be another season? I suppose that depends on how well this one is received. While there is much to enjoy here, there also isn’t anything spectacular or groundbreaking. Its target audience will talk it up for sure, but for how long is anyone’s guess.