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Parents' Guide to

Frequency (2016)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supernatural time-shifting drama has heart, some violence.

TV CW Drama 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Horrible story development

This show has some of the worst development in a story I have ever seen. When a character could easily do something to finish the story or advance the plot, the character does the total opposite, and makes the story go on even longer, and everything worse. The writing of these characters are horrible, and drag the the regular 45 min show to feel like its 2 hours long. Horrible story and do not reccomend
age 12+

Next series

Breathe of fresh air I love this and only on episode 4 but don't want to be told there isn't a second series...does anyone know if there will be more? Great new and fresh storyline and needing more!!

Is It Any Good?

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

This series offers viewers an emotionally charged, supernaturally driven crime story that relies on the idea that parallel timelines exist. Stories transition between past and present with relative ease, and the writing offers enough explanation to reduce confusion. Meanwhile, most of Frequency's suspense comes from the resulting "butterfly effect," or the massive impact small actions made in one timeline have on the other.

The revival of a deep father-daughter connection, and the efforts to clear the name of a loyal police officer, make the overall story feel very human, if not predictable at times. But Frequency's dramatic nod to the notion that time and space are flexible (a concept touted by real-life string and chaos theories) gives it the oomph needed to keep viewers tuned in.

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