TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
Dexter Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Bloody drama for adults only -- we mean it!

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 56 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 80 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

I don't understand why parents say its so bad?

It's a amazing show! My son recommended it to me. And it's awesome. I binged it with him and my daughter. I thought It was a bit to graphic for my 9 year old, so I didn't let him watch. Give it a try!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+

My Review Age 16+

I'll start off with I am a proud father of 2 (11,7) me and my wife normally let our 11 year old son watch TV-MA depending on sex,nudity and drug use we watch other things with our 7 year old anyways back on topic we decided to let him sit this one out because there is a lot of sex, nudity is frequent for example one scene shows a reporter giving a massage to another character breast are shown in this scene it than transitions to another inappropriate scene let's just leave it at that, more language than I can count from his sister I could go on all day on why to not let any younger than 16 watch this but let's just stop there thanks for reading

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Taxi Driver Poster Image

    Taxi Driver

    '70s classic is extremely violent; lots of sex, language.

    age 17+
  • The Silence of the Lambs Poster Image

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Thriller that made the serial killer a superstar.

    age 17+
  • Zodiac Poster Image


    Notorious case inspires dark, sinuous thriller.

    age 18+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate