The Hardy Boys

TV review by Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Throwback drama is tense, a bit violent, with tween snark.

Hulu Drama 2020

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 12+

A little different

Some of the rankings seem a little off to me. Specifically Common Sense gives zero stars for “sex” related themes but there’s a fairly strong / PG-13 kissing scene with Frank and his girlfriend on the first episode. And while not “sexual” there is a romantic conflict (love triangle?) with Frank and his new friends in Bridgeport that is not mentioned or my opinion should be noted. There also seems to be an implied romantic same-sex relationship between the aunt and the police woman who are secondary characters to the kids. I’d think that information should be disclosed in the rankings, even though there is no outright activity, it’s definitely implied. I would want parents to know the show starts off fairly intense with a serious accident and the loss of a parent. Patents and children should be prepared to discuss the death of a loved one, the process of grief and acceptance and to be ready to answer questions. I can work with some of the rough acting and longer-than-necessary time to build a plot. My mature 13-year old found it an interesting show to watch and mostly engaging. I would recommend to others with kids 12 and older but I’d caution parents to make time to watch together and be engaged with discussion about the intensity in some scenes.
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age 12+

Warning: language & same sex relationship

Sex: Parents should be warned of multiple kissing scenes between high schoolers Same sex relationship with the boys aunt & lady police chief with kissing Language: Cuss words including hell & ass We loved season 1 but was a little scary for my 8 year olds. Season 2 episode 2 was where it went downhill

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Too much swearing
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