Alphas

TV review by Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Some violence plus positive messages in sci-fi crime drama.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Good for kids 7 and up!

I have no idea why Common Sense Media gave this a 15 age rating. I said no to my 13 year old when I saw the 15 but when I watched an episode with him I was completely fine. The age rating is so misleading, sure there's some violence but with the video games today it's all fine. I give Alphas 10 and up age rating and 4 stars

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

Great characters and mix of realistic sci-fi, mystery

My wife and I loved discovering Alphas last season and watched it religiously. The mix of awkward, ordinary people managing their extraordinary abilities and mystery was intriguing. This year we started watching it with our 12-year-old son. He loves the sci-fi awkward superhero style too. Although some of the violence is more than we usually prefer, with virtually no bad language and very positive characters, it is overall a good choice.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

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