TV review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Buffy spin-off fights new demons in L.A.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 15+

I don't care for Buffy but i do for Angel.

A Dark tale of cursed vampire who tries to help humans, the show contains a lot of episodes and so forth it contains a lot of different things, it is very violent, has from mild-to moderate sexual scenes, and a lot of occult and eerie stuff. Now when i think about it, a lot of the episodes are more disturbing than some stuff that is on 16+ rated shows, so i'm upping my age rating to 15 :P, even though i certainly was younger when i watched it, but like i have said before its not excuse to rate it low just if you watched when you were younger. Its a fun, but dark and eerie show with a lot of adult themes.

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