Parents' Guide to

Foyle's War

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Superb drama is historically accurate, dialogue-heavy.

TV PBS Drama 2004
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Things happen slowly in Sussex, even during wartime and even when a murder investigation is underway. So kids may fade quickly when asked to share some screen time with parents who enjoy period dramas, or English murder mysteries, or war stories, or, optimally for this series, all three. No matter: The goings-on are largely gentle and subtle for a tale about murder. Meanwhile, Anglophiles who enjoy watching a lovably crusty old character methodically put the pieces of a puzzle together will be in heaven. This is quality, smart stuff -- plot points hinge on citizenship classifications, ration coupons, and the location of safe houses. It requires that viewers watch carefully and pay attention to details. In a nice bonus for modern viewers, Foyle is presented as being quite broad-minded -- he treats characters from ambitious women to closeted gay men with dignity, giving viewers the vintage pleasures of a retro drama without the period-correct bigotry.

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