Explained

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Uneven, edgy docu series explores mature themes.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

"Explained" 'explains" Life Issues in a "Comprehensive" Way--That Mean's Layman's Terms

I enjoy watching and learning from the Netflix series "Explained" and I'm over 50. Designed for those having reached adolescent age, this informative series, takes a hard and creative look at major life issues which are important in today's society. The only criticism I have is "information overload" with "data" and details, which may be difficult for the adolescent set to take in, but the information itself is presented in "layman's terms" which means "everyone" in the family beyond adolescence can comprehend. Do I need to "explain" anymore ?

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TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 23, 2018
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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