Parents' Guide to

A Murder at the End of the World

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Snail-paced murder mystery has some nudity, violence.

TV FX Drama 2023
Poster image for FX series A Murder at the End of the World. Star Emma Corrin is pictured in a red coat on a dark, moody background. Costar Clive Owen stands behind her, with his face mostly obscured.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Terrible

Poor writing, terrible editing, horrible sound quality, boring, and predictable. Main character was awful. Her acting was poor. What you would expect from a child actor or someone new and in a B film but not an experienced actor such as this. On top of that, she was just too “extra “ on every level. That was probably how she was written but it made her hard to like. Gratuitous drug use and portrayal of said drug use as a positive thing helping the main character focus her mind. Drug use includes smoking pot and snorting adderal. This is a series I wish I would have skipped. One star but the system is making me give 2.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's the seed of a good idea here, and the acting is pretty faultless. But A Murder at the End of the World's script is poorly written and plot points are executed so clumsily -- and sluggishly -- that it's hard to maintain interest. Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries are nothing new and we know the formula by now: A slew of potential suspects gathered in an isolated, pressure-cooker atmosphere are investigated and eliminated by a quick-witted detective. A Murder at the End of the World attempts to jazz up these tropes by mashing together a punky Gen Z protagonist, Elon Musk-adjacent tech talk (much of which is already outdated), and true crime genre clichés. It comes off as a derivative, uninspired blend of Mr. Robot, True Detective, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Though there are few actual surprises here, the performances are good and the chemistry between Darby and Bill is so enjoyable that it's still worth checking out, if only to see if your own theories about "whodunnit" are correct.

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