TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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age 18+

Beautifully shot fantasy adventure lacks real substance.

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age 18+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Absolutely amazing!

I absolutely love this show. It’s captivating, something new, it’s rather exciting. I have it a 18+ rating for the amount of Sex and the use of the F bomb, and other obscene words like “C-nt” and lastly violence. People should know there is a lot of sex and nudity. At one point there is a orgy that is shown on screen. Sex isn’t shown as something between a married couple as many are having sex with several other people, they also show having sex more as a chore or a “spouses duty” it’s made out to be a bother more than something done because they love each other or even because it’s fun. There is what would probably qualify as the use of drugs. You see them inhaling a type of smoke and it makes them able to speak with the gods and for instance not feel minor pain. There is a lot of blood and gore. Someone’s heart is ripped out of their chest and another is disembowled. I think it’s a great show but not one to show the kiddies. The best role model I’ve seen so far is the little girl, as of season one she isn’t yet a role model but her character has been set up to be an great Role model. I will update after seeing season 2! (Please note that my opinion on sex and if it should be between a married couple or not doesn’t sway my review. I really don’t care if your married or not.)

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Too much sex
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age 18+

No kids. Worth a look for sci-fi horror fans.

I know that sometimes the people who come up with the warnings or age ratings at the beginning of these programs can be way off but in the case of Brittania the “mature” rating is not wrong. Common sense is ironically the ability to not need someone to tell you that the show is not for anyone but adults. This show is not only not for kids but not for adults with a weak constitution either. It’s essentially sci-fi horror. Sexuality ,nudity,rape and horrific scenes of sacrifice and gore are a almost seamless constant in the show. All that being said if you like the sci-fi horror genre like me and also love the stories and show about Ancient Rome then this show is for you. It’s well acted and well written. I read someone talk about plagerism and I would be interested in knowing what was stolen because I would enjoy reading or watching the pre -rip-off version as well. Anyway,parents don’t let your children watch this show. I would tell you not even your teenagers but you know your kids and their maturity level but I would encourage you to have a screening or binging on your own before making the decision to let the “almost adults” take this one on. Great show though!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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