Parents' Guide to

Brand New Cherry Flavor

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Stylish horror drama has sexual harassment, assault.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Gave me nightmares and I'm 47

This is a good show, but it's not necessarily an enjoyable one. It starts off with plenty of weirdness and unanswered questions, and I thought I was watching a weird scifi in the vein of David Lynch. But as the series progresses it adds more violence and body horror (there's a strong Cronenberg vibe in parts), with some very disturbing imagery especially in the last few episodes. If I'm honest, it left me feeling a bit sick, and wishing I hadn't watched it. Which is not to say it's a bad show - far from it. But just to be aware viewers of a sensitive disposition may be upset by it.
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From the very beginning, this show has no shortage of style or confidence, from its luminous cinematography to its cult movie visual references to the 1990s art direction and needle drops. But as it goes along, Brand New Cherry Flavor begins to feel more like a horror pastiche along the lines of a less-campy American Horror Story. The revenge plot feels very familiar and soon the story starts to meander. Ultimately it feels more interested in hitting as many genre touchpoints as possible (which can be satisfying in its own way) than in thriving on its own merits.

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