A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series explores the darker side of human nature in the face of catastrophe and whether people will choose to work collectively or selfishly for their own survival. It's much more complicated than "good" vs. "evil" -- and there's no clear winner.
Positive Role Models
The characters we're meant to root for aren't perfect, but in comparison to obvious villains they feel like heroes.
Violence & Scariness
Dead bodies and visible blood, along with pistol-whippings, beatings, and collisions; painful, high-risk childbirth; some characters use guns (and excessive force) to gain power.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A teen character is pregnant.
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Teen characters use words such as "dick," "ass," and "pissed off."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking; a secondary character smuggles drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Between centers on a group of young adults (age 21 and younger) who survive a mysterious plague of unknown origin. The virus causes victims to bleed from their mouths and die; you'll also see physical violence (including pistol-whipping) and characters who use weapons to seize power. One of the main characters is a very pregnant high schooler who plans to give her baby up for adoption; other teen characters use words such as "pissed off' and "dick," and a secondary character sells drugs.
Is It Any Good?
Although the initial premise is intriguing, in the end there's nothing spectacular about the way Between spins its story or shapes its characters, resulting in an average piece of entertainment aimed squarely at teens. The show plays so much like a young adult novel that it's hard to believe it isn't based on one. On the plus side, creator Michael McGowan's original story does breed some weighty themes to ponder amid all the teen angst, including whether the 21-and-under set could run the world if they had to -- or whether they'd effectively destroy it.
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