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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Changing the past affects the present.
Positive Role Models
Frank and Raimy have a close connection in the past and present. Some police officers are corrupt.
Violence & Scariness
Murders, accidents discussed, investigated; shootings (little blood); human remains visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
People getting in and out of bed with each other, kissing.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, hard liquor; cigar smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Frequency is a TV adaption of a 2000 movie about communicating with the past via radio technology. It discusses issues such as serial killing and police corruption, as well as more supernatural themes such as the existence of parallel, flexible timelines. Shootings and human remains are shown (but the images aren't bloody). Occasional depictions of light sexuality include people kissing and getting out of bed; language includes "hell" and "ass." Drinking (mostly beer) and cigar smoking are visible, too.
Is It Any Good?
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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