Blindspot

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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A tattooed woman stumps the FBI in intriguing crime drama.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Mysteries, conspiracies everywhere. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Weller is protective of Jane Doe.

Violence

Guns, knives, bloody fights, kidnappings, explosions, domestic abuse, and so on.

Sex

Lots of skin; silhouettes of a female body covered in tattoos, but no private parts shown.

Language

"Hell," "bitch."

Consumerism

Chevrolets, New York landmarks visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drug chemicals a theme; drinking visible.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Blindspot is a crime drama series about a mysterious woman's tattoos and what they might mean for the FBI and society at large. It contains some violent scenes (fights using weapons, explosions, and the like) and at times pushes the lines of nudity with silhouettes of a female body covered in tattoos (but no private parts are actually shown). There's also some strong language ("hell," "bitch"), and the making, dealing, and taking of drugs is discussed. People also are shown drinking, and Chevrolets are visible. Teens may be drawn in by the fast-paced mystery solving, but it's a bit much for younger viewers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAlisha B. October 2, 2016
Adult Written byBenny D. February 10, 2017

awful show with bad acting as the norm

this is a knuckle-dragger tv show. sullivan stapleton, knuckle-dragger 'at large', is a terrible actor. most of his lines are real short. mostly h... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byNvG Nick January 25, 2016

Blindspot Review

Visually stunning and intriguing drama is fun. Some parts can get dry, but overall a fun, entertaining show.
Teen, 14 years old Written byAllysonHeap412 November 27, 2015

Blindspot

I have watched this show since it premiered back in September and I have to say I am fascinated by it! I like crime shows like this because it's not really... Continue reading

What's the story?

BLINDSPOT is a drama about a mysterious woman, her tattoos, and the FBI. A woman with amnesia (Jaimie Alexander) crawls out of a bag abandoned in New York's Times Square covered in fresh tattoos that include the name of Special Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). Weller and other members of his team, including Edgar Reed (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza), Dr. Borden (Ukweli Roach), and a researcher named Patterson (Ashley Johnson) must figure out who she is, where she comes from, and what the inked symbols mean. They soon realize that the tattoos on "Jane Doe" are actually clues pointing to a complex international conspiracy that may reveal her identity and more. But their boss, Bethany Mayfair (played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste), may know more about the mysterious woman then she lets on.

Is it any good?

This semi-cerebral series offers some entertaining twists and turns as the team unlocks the messages behind Jane Doe's intricate body art and races to prevent tragic events before they happen. Dramatic, violent moments add to the fray. There's also a notably sensual nature to the show, given that a woman's body is providing the clues the characters need to make this happen.

It's an interesting premise, and the symbols featured here give the series a bit of a sci-fi fantasy flair. Folks also may find themselves trying to decode the images themselves, each of which has clearly been designed to play a major role in the story. But it's still a crime drama, and despite some predictable moments, it offers enough compelling plot lines to keep you watching.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes a good crime series. Is it the plot lines? The characters? How can mixing in elements of other kinds of TV shows, such as comedies or science fiction, make it more interesting? 

  • Why do people get tattoos? Are tattoos an art form, or are they really designed to communicate something to others? What are some of the stereotypes that are perpetuated about people who have them?

TV details

For kids who love drama

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