A Series of Unfortunate Events

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.

Netflix Drama 2017

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 65 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 276 reviews

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age 18+

Hollywood should have more respect for morals and character.

This show is completely inappropriate. Common Sense media indicated it was appropriate for young children, but the innuendo and inappropriateness about child sexual abuse is unsettling as a parent. For Neil Patrick Harris to say, “I’ll touch whatever I want” while rubbing a young girl’s shoulder (among many other completely inappropriate elements such as alcohol, drug use, suicide) is sickening.
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age 18+

Sneakily Inappropriate

Though the constant play on words is fun, they slip in much adult content and gestures. I'm disappointed they felt the need to do that and make it undesirable to share with kids. Examples: - Motioning zipping up pants for abstinence. - Something about not "disturbing a married couple and a man turning tricks." - Comments about bananas and penetration. - Many comments and scenes with cross dressing and being gender-questionable. - Trying to bribe or distract with sexual advances and innuendo. - Slurring words and acronyms to say things like "F U" without coming right out and saying it. - Drinking and getting drunk, drugging people, suggestions to kill oneself (by noose in a jail cell). The list goes on.... I can't believe not a single person mentioned these things in the ratings, so that the main page says sexual content, violence, smoking drugs, etc, are "not present."

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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