Grey's Anatomy

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Medical soap is gripping -- and occasionally graphic.

ABC Drama 2005

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 80 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 333 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Depends on maturity

this show really depends on your maturity leval I think 13+ is a great age the show has quite a bit of sex scenes it’s nothing to bad though. There’s a lot of graphic images because of surgery scencs and people come in the hospital with a stab wound, etc. so I would say if you can’t handle blood DO NOT watch this show. It overall is a amazing show!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 11+

Ages like a fine wine.

Such a good show. All the medical information is accurate so it’s educational too. They cut out any real sex scenes. You only see the before and after. Swearing is minimal and not much reference to drugs. Violence is also less frequent. However, lots of talk regarding drinking, which is normalised among the doctors. I’d recommend watching with kids under 14 so you can explain some of more difficult topics that are bought up. It’s the death, illness and goriness that makes it inappropriate for younger kids, rather than sex, drugs and violence. Kids under 12/13 may also find the show boring, as it’s clearly made for an older audience.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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