History of Swear Words: Season 1

History of Swear Words: Season 1

History of Swear Words: Season 1

Nicolas Cage provides an education in expletives: the rich history of some of the most notorious bad words in the English language. Words like F**k, Sh*t, B*tch, D**k and Pu**y.

"A loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers." (Official synopsis)

2021USANetflix
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

Reviews & comments

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The platform’s easiest trash-TV sell since “Tiger King” is an unimaginative snooze...

Vulture

Vulture

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It’s mostly an educational lark that enables comedians to riff on obscenities...

Decider

Decider

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Everyone looks like they're having a cathartic good time...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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The scholars can be just as impressive in their comic timing as the pros.

Variety

Variety

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Cage... proves a smart choice for a host.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Brevity aside, I probably would have checked out on this one after a few episodes were it not for the reliable amusement Cage contributes.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Aims to be both enlightening and entertaining, and largely succeeds on both fronts.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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This premise lacks the basic heft required to anchor a miniseries, instead leaving the impression of a collection of lengthy YouTube videos.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Cheeky, entertaining and legitimately educational...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The platform’s easiest trash-TV sell since “Tiger King” is an unimaginative snooze...

Vulture

Vulture

press

It’s mostly an educational lark that enables comedians to riff on obscenities...

Decider

Decider

press

Everyone looks like they're having a cathartic good time...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

The scholars can be just as impressive in their comic timing as the pros.

Variety

Variety

press

Cage... proves a smart choice for a host.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Brevity aside, I probably would have checked out on this one after a few episodes were it not for the reliable amusement Cage contributes.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Aims to be both enlightening and entertaining, and largely succeeds on both fronts.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This premise lacks the basic heft required to anchor a miniseries, instead leaving the impression of a collection of lengthy YouTube videos.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Cheeky, entertaining and legitimately educational...