Bonus Family

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

age 14+

Sparkling Swedish drama has language, sex, heart.

Netflix Drama 2017

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age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Complicated, Heartwarming Drama

This is a messy but goodhearted show showing the complexities of blended families. Really good character development - these characters have far more dimensions than your typical tv show, realistic kids (and babies) as well. In comparison with US tv there's less violence, less religion, more affection, children have more freedom, and there's less attention paid to things like language. It's a well rounded show that deals with a lot of complicated issues but ultimately always puts the children at the centre. Well worth watching.

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age 10+

Terrible portrayal of new Swedish culture

This is a terrible picture of "modern" sweden, portrayal of the worst they took from the US culture. Very sad indeed.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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