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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Ambitious King adaptation is more adult drama than history.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Quality show, almost captures the fun of the book

Not as good as the book but its a quality show, there is some violence, drinking, smoking but the protagonist is a good role model.

This title has:

Great role models
age 14+

Some historical some drama

Not a bad mini series, there is some violence and severe domestic abuse along with lots of swearing. There is a restaurant owner with a affection for the f word. I enjoyed the side story romance and day to day life aspect more than the Kennedy plot line. There is a bit of sexy content such as a stripper, but no actual nudity. Ok for 14-15 year olds.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (3):

This ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's novel sets out to achieve a lot in only eight episodes. And in the end it does, thanks to solid acting and some incredibly convenient plot points. The story's semi-preposterous rules for time travel aren't big selling points (among them, the portal takes you to the exact same spot at the exact same time -- Oct. 21, 1960, at precisely 11:58 a.m. – every single time you enter it). But Franco's convincing performance somehow makes it all seem strangely plausible, and clever touches from director J.J. Abrams (such as a Nixon campaign sign that reads, "They can't lick our Dick!") help add some much-needed comic relief to the story's dark, weighty themes.

Hulu has produced original series before but never on this scale, and, at least thematically, the result feels a lot like the love child of Back to the Future, Quantum Leap, and Groundhog Day. It's too bad then that 11.22.63 never quite reaches their level of collective excellence. But it's entertaining enough to keep you watching and see what happens next.

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