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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Slow-moving supernatural thriller just intense enough.

TV Freeform Drama 2017
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Sex in nearly every episode

Sex in bed Lots of skin shown No nudity Shirtless male Girls in bra’s

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

All great till the dead fish

Great series. But the fishing with a dead trout. Ho come on. That threw the spanner in it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

Intriguing and briskly plotted, this supernatural thriller is just spooky enough to grab teens' attention but not scary enough to give them nightmares. Beyond's central questions -- what happened to Holden out there in the woods, and who's after him now? -- are meaty enough to grip viewers and pull them in to await answers. At first, even Holden doesn't realize he has a little something extra; he just thinks he's a regular guy who happened to lose part of his life while unconscious. But was he? While he was out, Willa tells him, he wasn't really "out." He was with her. Doing what, exactly? Something that makes a whole bunch of creepy henchmen chase after him, for reasons that will slowly be revealed.

But mysteries aren't intriguing without compelling characters, and Beyond takes its time sketching them out. Is Kevin a sweet, normal husband, father, and guidance counselor? Or has he been plotting against Holden all along? Is Holden's little brother Luke (Jonathan Whitesell) around to help Holden? Or to keep an eye on him? Does Holden's adoring mom Diane (Romy Rosemont) know more about Holden's coma than she's letting on? And just who is Willa, and what gives her the ability to communicate with those seemingly lost in unconsciousness? Beyond is artful enough to keep viewers watching as it slowly, slowly unspools its riddles.

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