Parents' Guide to

Bad Blood

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Entertaining Canadian gangster series has brutal violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2017
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Like the avengers, but no iron man and everyone is canadian

Breaking bad is the only gangster drug drama better then this one. Actually, never mind. By the way, did I tell you I’m a millionaire

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Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Very good show

The show is just great. Acting is great, plot and writing is all fantastic. Violence doesn’t happen all the time. Some violent scenes happen off screen, other happen on screen. Half of the shooting scenes show blood spatter. Point blanks execution style are shown on screen with blood. The language is mild, I frequent use of damn, sh*t. No f bombs. Sex, 3 or 4 sex scenes out of the whole show, does t show anything, but moaning, and a couple scenes imply one is giving head to another. You can skip it before it comes. Because it’s mafia, drugs are shown often in the show. That’s everything that’s in the show. It really good.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This entertaining series offers a semi-fictionalized version of the story of one of Canada's most notorious and violent gangsters. It uses a series of flashbacks to tell the tale, highlighting key moments in Rizzuto's life that have major consequences down the line. Bad Blood also departs from the book by featuring Declan Gardiner (Kim Coates), a character created for the book, narrating the story.

Fans of mob-based shows and films will appreciate the solid plot and a well-rounded cast, including distinguished actors like Paul Sorvino and Enrico Colantoni​​​ playing key roles. But Bad Blood also offers non-Canadian fans of the genre a chance to learn more about the story of the Rizzuto family, and the role they played in criminal history, and what they did on both sides of the Canadian border.

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