Parents' Guide to

Falling Water

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Hard-to-understand drama deals with dreams, connections.

TV USA Drama 2016
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Adults only

Good show if you can understand the many mumblings of the actors.
age 9+

One of the most interesting show I've ever seen

I'm recommending Sean's Show for people of all ages....Watch and go out of boredom. So interesting!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

Intriguing but irritatingly opaque, this drama traffics in dreamy imagery and surreal plot developments that seem cobbled together from other mysteries. People who can connect to others in dreams: hey, we remember that from Inception! Evil corporate plots: inspired by Mr. Robot? A shadowy cult: The Path? Closeups of eyeballs with arcane dramatic symbolism: Lost!

Adding to the problems: the show doesn't make it clear what events have happened in dreams and which in real life; nor are the characters sketched in beyond the barest outlines. We know Tess is searching for a lost child because she shows up at doctor's offices asking to be examined to see if she's given birth; we know Taka has an ailing wife because we see him putting her unmoving feet in a whirlpool spa; we know Burton works for a company that doesn't care if does business with sweatshops. But we don't get a sense of who these characters are, or what kinds of lives they live, just a lot of spooky dream imagery mixed with scenes of characters talking in office buildings and restaurants. If the (lazy!) narration in the show's pilot didn't lay out the premise, it'd be difficult to figure out even that. Falling Water is artful enough to make the viewer want to know the answers to the mysteries the show introduces, but it's so purposefully non-linear plotwise that it may lose you on the way.

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