Parents' Guide to

Alice in Borderland

By Ty'Kira Smalls, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Depressed gamer plays for survival in violent drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2020
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age 15+

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age 18+

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age 16+

Intensity, adult themes. Not for everyone.

Whether kids find this scary depends on what bothers you. It's very creative in the plot. The violence is video game type, not excessively gory, but many sudden deaths. Heads blow up, shooting, etc. There is some sex, and it's embroiled in power dynamics that make it less than fully consensual. Overall there's a sinister feeling to the games the characters have to play to survive. Could be anxiety producing for some who have phobias of being trapped. People are double-crossed and only out for themselves. Best for older teens, not tween material. It's been highly successful so many people must find it interesting. It felt contrived to me, but I dislike competition shows and horror.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (21 ):

In the "wake up one day and now you're fighting for your life" genre, this series is pretty standard. But the pacing is done well in Alice in Borderland -- it's fast but still easy to follow, and the right amount of anxiety-inducing. The puzzles are clever and entertaining to watch, and there's a slight mystery element as well. Viewers who love puzzles, dystopian action, and mystery will enjoy it, though the violence and bloodshed may be intense for younger/sensitive viewers.

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