Parents' Guide to

The Last Kids on Earth Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Post-apocalyptic romp has humor and heart, kids and zombies.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Great! for 8 and up.

My 7yo son found this show on Netflix. While his 5yo sister watched. The large oversized non-human looking monsters were fine and nothing they had not seen before in the likes of Niko and the Sword of Light or other similar shows - Troll Hunters. However when zombies showed up... These are a little too human for comfort and frankly for the distinctions to be made by kids. Creepy zombies loosing body parts and haunted faces was just oo much for my 5yo and I suspect a bit too much for my 7yo son. The show itself looked good, well produced, interesting. And I'd love to sit and watch it with my kids - in 3 more years. We switched over to Troll Hunters. Please do be advised - this review is based on 5 minutes of viewing.

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Too much violence
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With eye-catching illustrations on every page and funny dialogue among friends, it would be easy to dismiss this series as standard zombie fare. Jack is out to have fun, and everything is a game to him. But The Last Kids on Earth series delves deep into the minds and hearts of the kids who are fighting for their lives while trying to eat as much junk food as possible. Jack is a foster kid who's had a rough time in the foster care system. His best friend, Quint, is full of quirks, Dirk is the school bully, and June rarely admits she needs help.

The Jack-June portrayal gets better over time, but in the beginning, Jack treats her like something to be won (“I call dibs on her”) and doesn’t listed when she tells him to go away. She sets a boundary and he blows right past it -- hardly the example to show readers navigating their own crushes. Despite the way this stereotypical boy-girl crush plays out, the series is a magnificent, funny, fast-paced look at emotions, expectations, and how building the tree fort of your dreams can really be all you ever hoped. And zombies. Don’t forget the zombies.

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