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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Intense and intriguing, but not OK for kids.

TV Showtime Drama 2006
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Grandpa and Grandpa Says Brotherhood is NOT for the Kids

Grandparents need to Know That Showtime Series Brotherhood is Appropriate for Adults and Seniors Only, NOT for Kids, Tweens or Teens. Grandparents should Not Let the Kids watch Brotherhood.

Is It Any Good?

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Brotherhood packs a wallop in terms of foul language and graphic violence, but it also offers complex characters whose motivations run deep. Critically speaking, this gritty Showtime drama scores big points for nailing the complexities of the American Dream and taking the time to develop characters who are both good and bad at the same time. But on the road to exploring the theme, too much blood (and sex and verbal carnage) is spilled along the way. The result is an intriguing study of the gray area between good and bad and the age-old theme of sibling rivalry in the vein of Cain and Abel. But make no mistake: It's a show for adults only; this is probably one of the worst shows kids could watch -- so parents should plan to enjoy it on their own time.

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