Kid reviews for Covert Affairs

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Common Sense says

age 15+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

age 10+

Sweet show. Great role models.

Though the romance in this show is 100% inadvisable (Asking someone you've only said seven words to on a date, having sex with someone for information, having seven love interests, etc) this show is pretty good for kids. The characters are all pretty sweet, yet there are multiple strong female role models. The gore is extremely low budget; when someone gets shot in the head there is zero blood, just a hole and honestly this show is just great. Kids at a very young age will have no problem with it. It can get quite exciting at times and sometimes likeable characters are killed off, but it is only one episode ones that are hard to get attached to.

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Great role models
age 13+

Very well written and exciting show!

Covert Affairs is a highly underrated gem. The characters are dynamic and fascinating to watch. The plot is full of riveting action scenes and equally absorbing conversations. The relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) make sense and aren't forced to the point of unrealism. I went through 3 seasons in 4 days, purely because of how engrossed I was. In terms of appropriateness, I'd say a 13-year-old could watch it or even someone younger, depending on maturity levels. There are sex scenes and talk about sex, but nothing graphic is seen or even mentioned. Many sensual scenes fade out before characters are completely undressed, but some continue in the way that sex scenes in PG-13 movies often do: bare backs, shoulders, legs seen tangled together. Nothing too bad. Many characters are seen drinking at the bar after work, or at dinner parties. Some episodes revolve around criminals who use or transport drugs, but the drugs are never seen being used. Products obviously places include Louboutins and a Corvette. Language is mostly limited to "hell", "damn", and the like. But every now and then, a "s--t" pops out. Violence is where some parents might draw the line. There's no gore or excess blood, but there are plenty of gunfights, fistfights, and knife fights. Auggie trains Annie in hand-to-hand combat, as she needs improvement. Her lack of skill in that department often ends up with her in chokeholds, but she always gets out. She is also seen training at a shooting range. There are flashbacks to war, and explosions are seen killing people. One character loses his eyesight as a result. In terms of good messages, the lines can get kind of blurred. A child might wonder why the good guys are shooting people. Since the show is about spies, the protagonists often sneak into places under false pretenses to acquire information. Annie lies to her sister about her entire career, as well as many others. The CIA keeps things from the State Department and the FBI. Of course, there's lots of talk about sacrificing for the greater good, and most things the characters do are ultimately for the better. Annie Walker is a great role model. She does have to lie for her work, but she has a very strong moral compass, and if often seen conflicted about certain tasks her bosses have asked her to carry out. She's a wonderful sister and aunt. Her behavior (outside of the CIA) is usually pretty decent. On top of that, she kicks butt and is just as good (or better) as all the male agents. Her boss is also a strong woman who won't let you forget it. I strongly recommend this show. It's family-friendly and all-around good entertainment.

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

Riduclous!

Covert Affairs I thought was a boring unhumouring show that lacks a lot of everything!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+

Very Good TV program, but not for little kids...

Covert Affairs is really good but it contains: Violence- There are lots (in every episode) gunfights, fistfights, strangling, choking, headbutting, etc, etc, and it's quite gory. Every gunshot is accompanied by a blood spurt, and everything else mentioned above involves a minor amount of blood and gore. 8/10 for violence because it is so bloody and gory and frequent. Language- Nothing major. B**ch, Da*n, H*ll and Sl*t said infrequently. Language is nothing you wouldn't hear in a PG. 2/10 for language Sex- There are occasional mild to moderate sex references. These involve references to sex in general & implied rape. Nothing to major. There can also be some occasional sex scenes (which is nothing major, PG material,) which may involve some very brief sexual nudity. 5/10 for sex. Drinking, Drugs & Smoking- Characters are seen going to a bar and occasionally, getting drunk. Some episodes contain drunk characters. Nothing major. One episode contains scenes of drug intake, which is seen clearly. 5/10 for drinking, drugs & smoking. Overall = 24/40. If Covert Affairs were a movie it would be Rated R for frequent bloody violence, brief sexual nudity & drug scenes. If you tone down the violence in Covert Affairs, it would be a PG-13.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 13+

Watch IT

Awesome show with action! Not too bloody though!
age 13+

i rate this title IFFY for ages 13+

The good stuff * Role models: Although the main character is a strong female role model who's working to take down dangerous criminals on behalf of the U.S. government, she's forced to lie about her job to a variety of people -- including her family. She also breaks into buildings she's not supposed to be in and conceals information from the FBI, etc. What to watch out for * Messages: An air of suspicion, distrust, and duplicity hangs around most of the characters. There's also a general sense that the world isn't as safe as we'd like to think it is. * Violence: Violence isn't overly bloody, but the action sequences are pretty intense. Both male and female characters experience everything from gun violence to punching, kicking, and choking. * Sex: Some sexual banter and steamy simulated sex, with bare backs visible. The main character occasionally uses her sexuality to procure information from male targets. * Language: Words like "d--n" and "h--l" might be used, but it's infrequent. * Consumerism: Visible logos include Christian Louboutin shoes, Volkswagen, Starbucks, and TGI Fridays. Characters occasionally tout the products, but it's subtle. * Drinking, drugs, & smoking: Colleagues sometimes use alcohol to blow off steam, meeting in bars for after-hours social drinking. Other characters have wine with dinner, etc.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Great role models
age 12+

Awesome!!!! Everyone will love it!

Covert affairs is an awesome show it has everything a good show needs, comedy, action, mystery, and coolness. The show is great and everyone who watches it will love it so there are some intense sences but nothing to bad :) thanks 4 reading :D

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
age 13+

Really great show.

Covert Affairs in obviously just something that started as a filler show, but has, like most filler shows grown into something more. The dynamic between Auggie and Annie is intense but something that makes all of the fans keep coming back for more. There isn't as much violence as some of the shows that are shown around the same time as this but, there are several episodes where people get shot on screen. Annie as a whole is a very good role model for young women and teenagers despite the brief 3 week fling that she had while abroad in sri lanka. Auggie is also a good role model most of the time but there is the issue of the women such as Natasha Petonova and Liza Hern, who he has been in relationships with but have been influenced by the CIA. All in all Covert Affairs in one of the best shows on TV at the moment.

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Too much violence
Great role models
age 13+

Perfecto

This show is really good. I like how she carries herself in the show.

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Too much violence
Great role models
age 11+

Good for tweens

This show is good, but not as good as 24