Barkskins

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Lots of bloody violence in New World frontier adaptation.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Engaging, unsettling, well acted.

Other than the amount of stomach-churning scenes that might be hard for anyone under the age of 16 to watch, Barkskins is filled with one amazing cast, engaging storylines and a perfect aesthetic to finish it off. It doesn't take anything too far than it should. Definitely a must watch, and a definite surprise to see coming from Nat Geo.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+
Spellbinding, edge of seat series. I loved it! This is how is was back in the day, after doing genealogy it was tough in the new world. I cannot wait for season 2.

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