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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Post-apocalyptic charmer is too bloody for tweens.

TV Netflix Comedy 2019
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age 13+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 12+

Absolutely excellent series! Make a season 2 Netflix!!!

This is one of the best series I've ever seen. I absolutely loved it! It's so sad that it was cancelled after 1 season. It had already been cancelled before I even came across it on Netflix. That's by far the worst aspect of Netflix. If something isn't in the "Top 10" you may not ever come across something even. And before the "Top 10" was a thing you could miss things entirely. And may not even know about it at all. Anyway, it's a great series but definitely has explicit language, extreme violence, and probably isn't for anyone under 12ish. I don't know. I would have absolutely loved this when I was a young kid though! It's literally what every young boy dreams of! I would day dream about things just like this when I was a kid. So It's tough for me to say someone should be 12+. Because I know how much kids might enjoy it. Maybe with adult supervision. Or if you're a "cool parent". Lol. Also if you're a 40 year old 12 year old like myself, you should absolutely positively 10000% watch it if you've not seen it! And if you have seen it, you should probably watch it again. Because it's that dang good!!! Also, the main character has a pretty cool name.
age 13+

My favourite show

This is fine for children 13 and up, they would have seen much worse stuff than this by that age anyway. Great show, worth a watch.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (33 ):

Like a post-apocalyptic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this energetic series is overflowing with verve, charm, and quotable lines, but it's too bloody for preteens. Colin Ford makes a likable every-guy hero, greeting menace with quips and a broad smile, skating (literally) on the borders between the now-armed cliques of Glendale. Really, the zombies and gang conflicts are just a backdrop for the kinds of hijinks viewers will recognize from other high school-set movies: obstacle-beset romance, pranks, chase scenes, and big showdowns -- though these showdowns are likelier to end with hacked-off limbs and dead bodies.

The tone is light enough that the mayhem isn't a big bummer, and Josh's heroes' journey is easy to follow and relate to, particularly with his two sworn companions Wesley and Angelica in tow. Intent on moral redemption after a regretful high school bully stage, Wesley is positively huggable, while tough-as-nails Angelica feels like a riff on Kick-Ass's Hit Girl but is fun to watch anyway: How many 10-year-olds get to wield a flamethrower and spit four-letter words? And how many action shows make room for a tween girl, anyway? If Daybreak is humanity's last stand, we could have a worse epitaph.

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