Tires parents guide: Don't watch this Netflix show with kids in the room!

The comedy series from Shane Gillis doesn't hold back when it comes to language.
TIRES. (L to R) Shane Gillis as Shane and Steve Gerben as Will in Episode 101 of TIRES. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
TIRES. (L to R) Shane Gillis as Shane and Steve Gerben as Will in Episode 101 of TIRES. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

On May 23, Netflix released all six episodes of the Shane Gillis comedy series Tires, which the polarizing comedian co-created, wrote, and stars in as a character named Shane. The series takes place in a small-town auto repair shop under the management of a well-meaning but bumbling boss, but his cousin and employee (played by Gillis) likes to mess with him.

Ahead of the show's premiere, Netflix showed a huge sign of faith and renewed Tires for a second season, which suggests that the streaming service is more than content with the final product and is willing to roll the dice on viewership numbers to see more. But that doesn't mean that Tires will be the right show to watch for every household.

While you might think it's fairly obvious that the show isn't suitable for children, some viewers could be wondering whether they can get away with watching it with little ones in the room. Likewise, some viewers who want to watch a new comedy but aren't into profanity might want to know how extreme the language gets from Gillis and co. Below, we're sharing what to know!

Tires earns TV-MA rating for language

According to its page on Netflix, Tires has earned a rating of TV-MA for language and smoking and notes that the show is for mature audiences. After watching only one episode (even just a couple of scenes!), you'll learn just how true that rating is based on the show's heightened language.

Sex and nudity: As confirmed by the rating warnings, the series doesn't feature any sex scenes or explicit nudity. However, the dialogue does include references to sex and nudity. In the first episode, there's a scene where one male character gets on his knees and mimes the action of fellatio on another male. There are frequent and raunchy references to sexual acts and body parts. A character watches an overly sexualized chiropractor video and another episode features a "bikini car wash."

Violence, drinking, and drugs: There's no violence in the traditional sense (though the show can feel rather violent if it's not your sense of humor). A character smokes cigarettes, which accounts for the TV-MA rating's addition of "smoking."

Language: This is the big one with Tires. The language is all over the place and does not cut corners. If you don't like profanity, this isn't the show for you, and it will let you know that within the first five minutes. There are excessive uses of the word "f-ck" and its many variations. A character uses the word "c-nt" and another anecdotally uses the slur "f-g." There are also profane descriptions of body parts and sexual acts throughout the episodes.

Overall, the TV-MA rating is warranted for Tires based solely on its language. The dialogue's heavy profanity and overt references to sex and race probably shouldn't be watched by viewers who aren't able to understand these words or jokes, meaning those under 18 aren't the target demographic for the series.