A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series may inspire discussion about Artificial Intelligence and its potential role in humanity's future. Themes touch on subjects like justice and integrity.
Positive Role Models
The protagonist seeks justice for murdered women, but the methods she uses to get there involve a great deal of danger to herself and others.
The main characters are white, but there's some diversity among the supporting players with some variety in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity.
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Violence & Scariness
Given that the protagonist is the daughter of a coroner, there's graphic discussion of crimes like murder, including talk of specific wounds and how they were incurred. Scenes with human remains (skeletons) being discovered. A couple is held at gunpoint, hotel guests are killed (we mainly see the aftermath, just lifeless bodies). Not a ton of blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content includes two topless scenes and a few instances where couples kiss and roll around in bed.
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Expletives such as "f--k" and "a--hole" are heard.
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Products & Purchases
Some tech and software items and references (iPhones, Skype, Reddit, etc.) are seen and are integral to the plot.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Addiction is touched on when someone apparently overdoses. Adult characters smoke and drink alcohol. The protagonist smokes weed and says it relaxes her.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Murder at the End of the World is a murder mystery series. It features some drug use, sexual content (including a couple of topless scenes), and profanity (words like "f--k" and "a--hole" are used). The plot focuses on the daughter of a coroner who pursues serial killers. There are scenes that include gun violence, the discovery of decaying skeletons, and the like.
Is It Any Good?
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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