Parents' Guide to

Devil in Ohio

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Standard mystery-drama delivers spooks with violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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This is a run-of-the-mill spooky mystery drama, but calling it "run-of-the-mill" doesn't mean it's bad. Indeed, Devil in Ohio hits all of the main beats fans of this genre love, while providing some YA content as well, with the central mystery revolving around a teenage girl and how that mystery comes to entangle many of the cast's teen characters. Overall, it's an easily bingeable show for fans of the types of creepy shows that might air during Fox's primetime hour.

If you liked Deschanel from her time on Bones, you'll like what she's doing in Devil in Ohio as well. Once again, she's a doctor, but instead of solving crimes, she's a hospital psychiatrist. But regardless, she's using her skills and abilities to help those in need. Arthur as Mae is also good as a girl who slowly unravels her trauma to become more empowered than she was before. As for the mystery itself, it's rife with eerie imagery and scares, as well as some torture. But as far as scary shows go, Devil in Ohio is light in actual terror and is more focused on atmospheric scares. Viewers who don't like watching anything regarding satanism might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, fans of light scares around spooky season should give Devil in Ohio a try.

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