The Cool Kids

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (3,127)

The Cool Kids is a television series that aired on FOX from September 2018 to May 2019. The show is a multi-camera sitcom that centers around four older adults residing in a retirement community. Set in Shady Meadows, a retirement community in Arizona, the show follows the lives of Hank (David Alan Grier), Charlie (Martin Mull), Sid (Leslie Jordan), and Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) who are all trying to retain their youthful spirit and rebelliousness in their golden years.

Hank is the self-proclaimed leader of the group and an alpha male with an insatiable appetite for all things women and fun. Charlie is a sweet and lovable man who is always willing to lend a helping hand to his friends but is not afraid to show his stubbornness. Sid is a flamboyant and sassy man who uses his quick wit and humor to diffuse tense situations. Lastly, Margaret is a strong-willed and independent woman who is unapologetic about her past and present decisions, often using her past experiences to teach valuable lessons to her friends.

Each episode features the group engaging in a variety of activities such as playing pranks, starting a dance crew, or even starting an illicit business. The show uses plenty of pop culture references and humor centered around the idea of these older adults living a "young" lifestyle to appeal to a wide audience, including both older adults and younger viewers.

One of the key themes of the show is the idea of resisting conformity and societal norms associated with aging. The characters in the show are constantly pushing back against stereotypes and expectations of their age group, and instead, choose to live life on their own terms. They refuse to let their age define them or what they can and cannot do.

The show also features some heartwarming moments as the group navigates through life's challenges together. They show support for each other through their struggles with illness and family issues, and even form a found family of sorts, supporting and loving each other through thick and thin.

The Cool Kids was well-received by a wide audience, partly due to the fact that it tackled issues that are often not represented in mainstream media. It challenges viewers to rethink expectations of what it means to be an older adult, and inspires the audience to embrace their own inner "cool kid." The chemistry between the actors playing the four main characters was palpable, making the show a joy to watch.

In conclusion, The Cool Kids is a charming and endearing sitcom that celebrates the spirit of aging with humor and heart. The show proves that being a "cool kid" is not defined by age, but rather by one's approach to life. With a talented cast, witty humor, and relatable storylines, The Cool Kids is a highly enjoyable watch for viewers of all ages.

The Cool Kids is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2018.

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The Friend-aversary
23. The Friend-aversary
May 10, 2019
Hank, Charlie and Sid prepare their Friend-iversary party, and don't include Margaret. Noticing the tension between Hank and Sid, Margaret encourages Sid to speak up for himself. Meanwhile, Sid has his sights set on the patio for their party and attempts to convince the cat ladies to release it to them.
Vegas, Baby!
22. Vegas, Baby!
May 3, 2019
Hank is excited to give his son the perfect wedding gift in Las Vegas, until he finds out Lorraine's boyfriend, Reggie, is paying for everything. Meanwhile, Margaret and Sid's luck at the blackjack table quickly takes a turn, and Charlie hopes his old Vegas connections will come through for him.
Indecent Proposal
21. Indecent Proposal
April 19, 2019
In an attempt to date a guy way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not. When Hank doesn't hear back from his doctor about a questionable mole, he's convinced his days are numbered, so Charlie helps him get his test results. Meanwhile, Sid avoids John, who has a very important question to ask him.
The Friend-aversary
20. The Friend-aversary
April 12, 2019
Hank, Charlie and Sid prepare their Friend-iversary party, and don't include Margaret. Noticing the tension between Hank and Sid, Margaret encourages Sid to speak up for himself. Meanwhile, Sid has his sights set on the patio for their party and attempts to convince the cat ladies to release it to them.
Kip Samgood's Biggest Fan
19. Kip Samgood's Biggest Fan
April 5, 2019
Margaret helps Sid finally meet his teen idol, Kip Samgood. Meanwhile, Charlie ditches Hank to hang out with his girlfriend, Kathleen, so Hank goes to great lengths to get Charlie's attention.
Sid's Ex-Wife
18. Sid's Ex-Wife
March 29, 2019
When Sid's ex-wife, Bonnie, comes to visit Shady Meadows, Sid's new boyfriend, John, becomes uncomfortable with their close relationship. Meanwhile, Margaret, Charlie and Hank prepare to have the time of their lives at a Fleetwood Mac concert.
Margaret Ups Her Game
17. Margaret Ups Her Game
March 22, 2019
Margaret attempts to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows, but can't seem to rid herself of clingy Leonard. Meanwhile, Hank tries to sell his erotic vampire novel, with the help of Sid's cousin.
The Cool Kids Un-Retire
16. The Cool Kids Un-Retire
March 15, 2019
While Sid is housesitting a fellow resident's gorgeous high-rise apartment, the Cool Kids get a taste of the good life
15. Mentors
March 8, 2019
As Hank and Margaret mentor an awkward high school student and help him decide on whether or not to go to the prom, Hank is forced to face a traumatic event that happened to him in high school. Meanwhile, Sid's boyfriend invites him to tour the wine country on bicycles, but Sid is mortified because he doesn't know how to ride a bike.
The Cool Kids Plus One
14. The Cool Kids Plus One
March 1, 2019
Margaret neglects the guys when her best friend, Joanie, comes to visit. When Joanie decides to move in to Shady Meadows, the guys devise a plan to convince her not to, but Hank gets distracted.
Sid's First Relationship
13. Sid's First Relationship
February 22, 2019
The gang rallies around Sid to help him through his commitment issues to new beau John. Meanwhile, Margaret attempts to conquer her fear of flying by volunteering at the airport.
Margaret Jr.
12. Margaret Jr.
February 1, 2019
Margaret's daughter, MJ, turns up at Shady Meadows jobless, homeless and looking to be rescued. Meanwhile, Sid attempts to find his wok in Charlie's "hoarder paradise" of an apartment.
Charlie's Angel
11. Charlie's Angel
January 11, 2019
Hank signs up to host a Shady Meadows closed-circuit TV show, but is quickly replaced by rising star Sid, who dishes out hot retirement home gossip on-air. Meanwhile Margaret helps Charlie woo a widow at her bereavement support group.
Funeral Crashers
10. Funeral Crashers
January 4, 2019
When Hank finds out his ex-wife will be at a mutual friend's funeral, Margaret volunteers to be his "hype man" and lie about his success to impress her. Charlie and Sid love a good funeral, so they crash it against Hank's orders.
Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer
9. Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer
December 14, 2018
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow Shady Meadows resident who may or may not be the Zodiac Killer. Meanwhile, the guys are hunting for a different kind of criminal: a serial non-flusher.
Hank the Cradle Robber
8. Hank the Cradle Robber
December 7, 2018
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be a gold-digger taking advantage of him because of his age. But after rifling through her things, they fear this relationship could be something much worse
Thanksgiving at Murray's
7. Thanksgiving at Murray's
November 16, 2018
When Margaret scores an invite to an exclusive foodie potluck for Thanksgiving, she takes Sid as her plus one, leaving Hank and Charlie to find a backup plan.
TV Heist
6. TV Heist
November 9, 2018
Hank and Margaret lose a cornhole competition to some resident cheaters and, as a result, miss out on the coveted prize
The Cool Kids Rig an Election
5. The Cool Kids Rig an Election
November 2, 2018
Tired of "Gorgeous George" and his reign as activities coordinator, Hank backs Charlie and Margaret backs Sid for the position in the upcoming election, and it instantly turns dirty.
Sid Comes Out
4. Sid Comes Out
October 19, 2018
Margaret is surprised to learn that Sid is not out to his visiting son and tries to convince him to come out to him. Meanwhile, Hank stubbornly refuses to admit he needs glasses, and Charlie tries to help him cheat his eye test.
A Date with Destiny
3. A Date with Destiny
October 12, 2018
Charlie and Hank create online dating profiles, and to boost their egos, Sid pretends to be an interested woman. Of course, the plan goes awry.
Margaret Turns 65
2. Margaret Turns 65
October 5, 2018
On her 65th birthday, Margaret doesn't feel like celebrating. However, Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking her out for a "good old-fashioned young person's night" at the local club, which leaves them all feeling older
1. Pilot
September 28, 2018
Three friends at a retirement center have their comfortable existence rattled by a newcomer to the community.
Where to Watch The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids is available for streaming on the FOX (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Cool Kids on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (3,127)