A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
There is a parallel world in which we live different lives.
Positive Role Models
The counterparts are the same, but different.
Violence & Scariness
People falling to their deaths, gunshot, bloody wounds visible. Guns fired.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong innuendo.
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Cursing ("f--k") is frequent.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Hard liquor consumed. Smoking visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Counterpart is a dramatic thriller about a man who discovers the coexistence of a parallel world. The spy agency-set series has lots of dark, mysterious moments that often lead to troubling ends like shootings and assassinations. There's some strong sexual innuendo, cursing, drinking (hard alcohol), and smoking.
Is It Any Good?
This dark series offers a compelling story with a Cold War vibe that's both interesting and mysterious. The fictional premise, which is rooted in historical rumors of obscure Nazi experimentation and metaphysical thought, raises questions about free will, destiny, and what ultimately determines someone's fate. Meanwhile, J.K. Simmons gives an outstanding performance as the counterparts, who are as much the same as they are different.
Counterpart requires viewers to pay close attention in order to fully appreciate the subtler details of the narrative. But while there's plenty of intrigue, it's not too hard to follow, thanks to the well-balanced pace at which information is revealed about the cast and the secrets they carry. Overall, Counterpart is an intriguing show that will leave you wanting to know more at the end of every episode, and possibly pondering some big questions about the nature of self.
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