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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sophisticated snowbound mystery is slow, bloody, compelling.

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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Fascinating but horrifying

This is definitely and adults only show and I struggled getting some of the really graphic images out of my mind. Complete nudity in one episode, vivid sex scene in another...without nudity, but leaving little to the imagination. The story line sucked me in and I agree the acting is good, but it is impossible to un-see the image of a woman hacking her mother open and rummaging inside her chest cavity.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

First-rate psychological drama

For anyone who likes whodunnits, this is an adrenaline rush. Yes, there’s sex, nudity, swearing and violence, but it’s realistic and not really gratuitous unless you subscribe to prudishness. It’s mostly great acting and a thrilling plot.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

This dark but traditional murder mystery is full of twists and turns as the personal narratives of Fortitude's residents intertwine with the town's behind-the-scenes political and questionable activities. The relationships between the characters and with their icy environment give the show an extra layer of psychological intrigue.

There's not a lot of action, but with compelling actors such as Tucci and Gambon and carefully crafted story lines, there are enough tension-filled moments to keep viewers' interest. More importantly, the longer you watch, the less confident you'll feel about who-dun-it.

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