TV review by Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Suspenseful political crime show is smart but violent.

Netflix Drama 2018

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

High quality show; trigger warning

I just finished watching this series, and I highly recommend it. The script and values of the "good guys" were rewarded in the end. Richard Madden and all the actors do splendidly. The show is frank with political issues such as terrorism, corrupt government, and individual choices without making generalizations. I assumed it would take an agenda more biased towards the left with a lot of these issues, but was pleasantly surprised to see that it was in-depth enough to be truthful with both sides of the argument. I would caution a trigger warning, as a character attempts to take their life on screen and it is a central plot point. It features gritty violence as well as multiple sex scenes (they're able to be fast-forwarded without losing any important plot details). I did not notice any sensitive body parts shown. I believe there was swearing as well. Characters drink alcohol, but usually in moderation. Highly recommend this series for an interesting, intense, and intimate look into British politics and the life of an average guy. It might take some emotional effort to get through but the ending is very rewarding.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

Great series but sex scenes make it for older age group

I know my 14 year old would love this series, but I don't feel that the sex scenes are appropriate for that age group. Otherwise, really gripping and action filled series with excellent acting.

This title has:

Too much sex

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