Mad Men

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Ads and anxiety in 1960s office drama for adults.

AMC Drama 2007

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 13+

great show

I usually watch TV in the kitchen, so I just always want to make sure that the kids don't walk in in a middle of a scene, either sex, violence or etc. This show was almost absolutely 'safe' with just a few exceptions (slimming machine actually turned out to be a vibrator [the review on this website doesn't mention it]/someone has sex in the office [that was the only 'shocking' scene, but only like seconds]/some violence/cancer), but most was was merely implied...definitely would recommend. The show takes place against a backdrop of important social changes, so it's educational in a way too. There is smoking and drinking but by no mean it something that is encouraged; in fact the opposite (won't give spoilers). There is some swearing as well, but nothing that the kids haven't hear. On the other hand, the show is quite intelligent and kids may simply not pick up on its complexities but that's no reason to keep them from watching. In conclusion, maybe it isn't exactly a show to sit down and watch with kids as they may simply get bored, but it's definitely something that can be watched with kids in the room.
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age 14+

shows a clear picture of right and wrong

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