TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Smart sci-fi with its own video game, ethical messages.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Could have been good, but dirty

This is not appropriate for children or teens. They never show private parts but multiple, multiple simulated. Multiple times where someone gives a hand job and it dirty situations. There is multiple lesbian love scenes. A women simulates masturbating in a bath. I don't know how this got TV 14. After writing this, in actually wondering how my husband and pushed there it. We had to fast forward a lot. I wouldn't recommend this show to people. The plot has times of interesting, but there throw really lame sexually twists and issues into the plot that take away from what could be good.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Parents should review first

The TV-14 rating is a little misleading to me on this show. The sci-fi nature and concept is interesting, my husband used the word "weird" to describe it and he's more of a sci-fi fan than me, but definitely for fans of that genre. Soft porn is accurate in describing what viewers are presented. One main character often appears almost nude, or has a nude appearance in her dress that will show up at random times, leaving little to the imagination. A reoccurring setting of the show, especially in the first season, is in the setting of a bar/brothel, where a handful of times sexual scenes are depicted taking place with partial nudity, sexual language, and thrusting shown. Sexual violence and rough sex is depicted and a few scenes associated violence with sex and pleasure. One of the main characters is an abusive nymphomaniac who seeks fulfillment from the prostitutes and other women, which his wife is portrayed to seem supportive of. A lesbian aspect is briefly thrown in during season 2 (or 3?). General violence is moderately graphic. One scene in season 3 shows a man being cut open to have his innards eaten out by an alien like being...the cutting is shown. All and all...too much for me to enjoy and more than I'd allow even my teens to view. As a parent, I'd recommend viewing prior to children to determine age appropriateness.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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