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

age 16+

Sex, nudity, smoking in sumptuous, diverse period drama.

Netflix Drama 2020

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 18+

Pornography hidden as Romance

This show had an amazing plot with twists and turns of romance and drama during the era. But almost immediately there was a somewhat detailed scene of two characters having sex against a tree. No full nudity so I wrote it off because my husband said he read reviews. The more we watched, the more sex scenes were involved mostly in second half and growing more graphic up until the end: male and female naked butts, breasts, fully naked women in art scene where women are fully shown other than the bottom front area, full sex scenes detailed, including display of orgasm & entire intercourse once a couple is married in last episodes, detailed directions from a male character to female on masturbation, implied masturbation scenes, various men kissing men, and women & men making out scenes. The only things that were not directly shown were any characters actual frontal lower areas. Need I say no more? Do not watch this, and more particularly with children of any age. Most of all of the sexual content that was more graphic was in the last few episodes, which was a huge bummer and ruined the good plot and drama of the rest of the show. Some of the other episodes could be looked over for an audience 18+, but the end episodes were in my opinion good for no one to watch in my opinion. I turned to my husband after fast forwarding through too many scenes as the show came to an end, and we both agreed that was basically a porno.

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Too much sex
8 people found this helpful.
age 18+


This series shows you what it's about in the first five minutes of episode one. I'm someone who maintains wholesome viewership, yet I know R-Rated when I see it and this is the problem I have with this series. I'm 31 years of age 15 minutes into episode and it's ALREADY AN R-RATED SERIES! I'm so frustrated because the reviews say it gets worse later in the season! ??? IT'S MARKETED TOWARDS TEENAGERS! This is outrageous and concerning! This is irresponsible on Shonda Rhimes and Netflix's part. I would not watch this for anyone who is trying to maintain sexual purity, or for anyone who is under 18 (really for ANYONE- Fast forward the sex scenes) or go watch something else y'all.

This title has:

Too much sex
5 people found this helpful.

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