Black Box

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Mature medical drama studies mental illness, hypersexuality.

ABC Drama 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 14+


AY MAYRA. I LOVE The Black Box. And I also LOVE Dr. Catherine, with a pretty name of Catherine. I guess It's the best Medical Drama I have seen since House. Even if TV-14 for "S", I don't notice any sex. As far as I have noticed, there is maybe 1 sex scene. But, there are quite a bit of bloody situations shown and implied.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

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