A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Biohackers argues that advances in science and technology don't have to come at the expense of humanity or nature.
Positive Role Models
Biohackers' central character, Mia, is a young, confident, accomplished scientist who also has a strong moral compass.
Violence & Scariness
Violence on Biohackers is rare, but the story is centered on what appears to be an act of bioterrorism that leaves a train full of people mortally ill.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content includes dialogue about sex, sex noises heard through the walls, and glimpses of nudity (a woman walks around an apartment shirtless, but her breasts are obscured; a woman is seen in her bra; etc.)
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Moderate profanity is used and includes "f--k" and "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
Netflix is mentioned a few times on this Netflix-produced show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
College students drink alcohol to excess. Fictional drugs are created and used, and we see their psychedelic effect. Smoking is talked about but not shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Biohackers is a German sci-fi mystery series about scientists who work with biotechnology (tech that uses live animals and humans to make products). The drama is formatted like a puzzle box show, like Lost or Westworld, in that a lot of action happens out of context, only for the details to get filled in as the show progresses. Biohackers features a lot of fictional cutting-edge technology that is used in dangerous ways, from body mutilation and animal experimentation to drug use. The central event appears to be a biological attack that ends with a train full of mortally ill passengers. Biohackers also features moderate profanity ("f--k" and "s--t") and sexual content includes dialogue about sex, sex noises heard through the walls, and glimpses of nudity. The characters engage in heavy drinking and drug use.
Is It Any Good?
Puzzle box shows -- which rely on a twist at the end of the season that puts everything that preceded it into a surprising new context -- tend to suffer from a lack of actual drama. They can often be too invested in world-building or setting up mysteries to attend to their characters, so there's nothing to latch onto besides the promise of the twist. Biohackers may ultimately suffer the same fate, but its inventive filmmaking and cyberpunk touches are immediately more promising than similar shows like Westworld or Devs. Best of all, it gives its lead, Mia, more than enough relatable motivation to keep viewers intrigued as they discover how all the different strands of action fit together.
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