Parents' Guide to

Black Space

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Disturbing thriller has gun violence, cursing, drugs.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
Black Space Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This disturbing but entertaining series is as much a psychological thriller as it is a social commentary on the rising violence in contemporary Western society. It highlights the different ways younger generations of Israelis are responding to the emotional and physical threats, ranging from bullying to living with the constant threat of being bombed by neighboring countries. It also highlights the fact that these threats have become commonplace over the years, despite the constant calls for peace.

Black Space points to the reasons the teens in this story justify their brutal behavior as a serious problem. It also refers to the United States as an example of what Israeli society does not want to become. Meanwhile, Rami Davidi's (Guri Alfi) struggles with the torture he endured while in high school, and how it affects his job and his marriage to his pregnant wife Miri (Meirav Shirom), underscores the troubled legacy that a world full of violence will leave behind. It's not the easiest of shows to watch, but one that offers some troubling food for thought.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate