Parents' Guide to


By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark crime tale from India probes extremes of parental love.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

Well-made, well-acted, and engrossingly told, this series is a fast-paced crime story that manages to devote plenty of time to developing its main characters. The creators of Breathe know they're dealing with heavy subject matter here and treat it with the gravity it deserves, never letting it fall into exploitation or melodrama. While we've seen haunted cops and desperate fathers before, there's a unique quality to these performances that keeps the show from feeling like something we've seen a million times. It's not perfect in every way; some of the flashbacks are a little heavy-handed and a few plot holes may stretch credibility (e.g., how many days of work can Danny miss in order to meticulously stalk his victims and plan their often complex murders?), but the story's so compelling that it earns your willing suspension of disbelief.

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