TV review by Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Teens battle violent aliens in solid Doctor Who spin-off.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 15+

Wonderfully diverse, would definitely recommend.

I thought it was a great show, one of a kind. Although being a doctor who spin off, i found it completely different because it deals with issues that doctor who doesn't deal with. A show like class is important because of the diversity in the show; main characters are lgbt+, poc, and religious. There's not one straight, white, male main character and i think that's wonderful and definitely important, because even in the 21st century you don't see shows like this. And it teaches girls that you can be smarter than everyone else in the room, and that being nice isn't a weakness. It takes stereotypes and turns them into wonderfully complex characters, and for a teen show has a supporting cast of great (and realistic) parents. There's some potentially upsetting images for sensitive teens, but most over 15's will be fine with it all. Once you get over the slightly awful intro, it's honestly an absolutely fantastic show with some great storylines and brilliant acting.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+

Class With No Class

One thing I've loved about Doctor Who (and Star Trek) is that sex scenes aren't rammed in my face. When Torchwood went "gay," I tuned out. With episode 3 of Class (the gay sex scene), I tuned out. It isn't I'm against gay people, it's that I'm against ANY sex scenes in any of the Doctor Who series, whether they are gay or not. Class definitely isn't a show for "kids." Adding sex to these sci-fi shows puts a social reality that just is NOT necessary and takes away the FUN of what this long-running series is about. Class would have been a good series and might have moved on into a second season if they'd just left the sexual components out. Keep Doctor Who FUN to watch and out of the bedroom.

This title has:

Too much sex

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