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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Twisty hostage drama involves kids in danger.

TV NBC Drama 2014
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

TV show as never as I've seen!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Crisis certainly isn't the first series to stretch a single plot across an entire season (see also The Killing and The Following), and it probably won't be the last. But it still feels like a fresh concept thanks to a twisty plot that's full of turns and compelling characters who spill their secrets when you're least expecting it. True, the dialogue sometimes borders on hokey, but it hardly matters, considering that the real draw here (aside from big names such as Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney) is the element of surprise.

The series is largely centered on adults, but teens who watch will definitely see characters they can relate to.​ An added plus for families, at least in the series' first season, is that Crisis offers some fodder for deeper discussion, from school safety and high school politics to parent-child communication and the repercussions of a student-teacher romance.

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