Parents' Guide to

Dead Like Me

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Quirky afterlife dramedy is OK for teens.

TV Syfy, Syndicated Drama 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 15+

Much needed updated review

I love this show but, it is not for young kids. There is a good amount of swearing and other obscenities in just the first episode. Common Sense currently has nothing under Sex but, in the first episode we see a man’s computer screen opened up to porn and later in the episode a man is cheating on his wife and we see him bend a coworker over a table at work. I don’t remember much else about this show yet but, yea, that’s there.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Inaccurate review

Movies get an R rating for more than one F bomb. The pilot was loaded with them, though the review didn't mention any. And sex scenes are not applicable? There was a guy banging a woman in a bank vault. Definitely applicable. Don't get me wrong. The show is fun for adults, but it's definitely not for kids or teens.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (7):

Mature audiences will find Dead Like Me to be smart, thought-provoking television that raises questions about death, spirituality, and much more. But parents with younger kids who are attracted to the sci-fi/fantasy element of the show will want to monitor their viewing.

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