Parents' Guide to

Elves

By Gemma Agravante, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Young teen mistakes baby elf for friend; blood, fear, death.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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This teen thriller builds suspense and doesn't rely on constant gratuitous violence, but it leans into lazy stereotypes. In Elves, gender roles are annoyingly cliched: A teen boy bullies little sister and is interested in a mysterious lone teenage female local. Dad acts like everything is OK and teases his son as if he were a little brother himself, then mom rolls her eyes at his tired machismo while he smirks thinking his jokes are cute. Mom is caring but tired. Young daughter loves cute little animal-like things, but always thinks she's right, and makes decisions that risk everyone's lives.

If your teenager loves thrillers, but also needs some quick breaks into the safety of intermittent laughter, turn off the lights, turn up the volume, and share this series together. The score is done well and it's a quick binge, even if it's not a star of the genre.

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