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By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fast-paced, funny teen forgery caper will surprise you.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

It’s great for 11- 14 year olds

This show is the best , my daughter watched it in one weekend . It has one sex seen that isn’t to bad and the plot is about illegal activity but they do go to jail in the end . Is an amazing show would definitely recommend .
age 14+


The show is good. I started watching this show when my 13-year-old asked if she could watch it. I want to watch it with you first to see what it was like. I don’t think this show was that bad as long as you’re a parent who doesn’t mind letting their kid here a little language.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Shot with a lighthearted yet frenetic energy, this quasi-true tale of high school girls creating one of North America's largest ever fake-ID operations goes by in a flash. The upbeat music, punchy graphics, zany characters, and breaking of the fourth wall will all successfully draw viewers into Fakes and Becca (Jennifer Tong) and Zoe's (Emilija Baranac) stories. As the show progresses, though, it's the subtle examinations of the meaning of friendship, family, and obligation through a teenage lens that will keep viewers coming back. In much the same vein as The Affair, the dueling narrators allow viewers to see the same story multiple times, from multiple perspectives. It's a format that aptly explores how often people process the same experience in vastly different ways. That lesson is especially salient to teens and young adults still figuring out how to navigate relationships and, by the season's conclusion, it's one Becca and Zoe have learned well.

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