Parents' Guide to

Eye Candy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent teen drama series raises Internet safety issues.

TV MTV Drama 2015
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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 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Eye candy extremely GORY

In every episode literally there is gore like throat slitting onscreen, bashing heads, getting shots, stocking girls, stabbing, kidnapping, torture, eye gouging out, breast implants cut out, fingers cut off, punching, hitting, killing, there are sex scene(s) that included girls in there bras there are also murders that the victims are naked profanity is mild but 1 F word the show it rated TV-14 for bloody violence sexual content but it SHOULD be TV-MA for strong bloody violence and gore sexual content please note: NOT FOR KIDS UNDER 17

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 14+

Great Show!!!! Keeps you on the edge!

Absolutely love this show! So many plot twist and interesting story lines! It's like a great movie that goes on for weeks!:D

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Eye Candy is based on R.L. Stine's book of the same name. As crime dramas go, it's fairly juvenile content-wise, which makes sense given that its target audience is MTV-watching teens. It also tends to gloss over the potential pitfalls of a 21-year-old woman exacting justice for an accomplished serial killer on her own terms and without any regard for her own safety. Granted, the cops' eventual involvement offers a secondary level of security, but, even in that case, Lindy often calls the shots.

Contrived though it is, Justice plays her part well, and there are endless plot twists that will appeal to teens. There's also the requisite budding heroine love story to keep them coming back even if the murder-mystery story line doesn't hook them right away. If your teens watch, be sure to use the opportunity to talk about online safety (or the lack thereof), since that's an overarching theme throughout the show. In a world where our lives are virtual open books, Eye Candy touches on some of the ways sharing information can pose dangers, a message that can't be illustrated too often to today's tech-savvy teens.

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