Kid reviews for Fringe

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Common Sense says

age 14+

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Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 23 reviews

age 13+

J J Abrams does it again

Wow. Another great and enjoyable show by Abrams. Before watching this I had watched Alias, Lost, Castle Rock, 11.22.63, Cloverfield trilogy, Star Trek, ect. You can just say I know what J J Abrams can do. This TV show pretty much is exactly like Lost in sex rating, violence rating (maybe a little more in Fringe), and language. Never heard a Fbomb once in this show so that's kind of nice. The one big difference between this TV show and all of J J Abrams other shows and movies is that you actually have to pause the show sometimes and just contemplate it. This show sure does have some wack ideas in some concerns, and some are actually believable. Plus, the intro is so much better then Lost's intro. Definitely some social drinking and drugs as well. Thank you J J!

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age 11+

Really good

I think kids can watch it. It does have some violence because it's a crime/conspiracy show so there will be violence. There were really no suggestive scenes at all. It's a fun show. I do say that you have to be a little older like 12 to really understand some of the conspiracies and things they are talking about like time travel and dimensional travel but other than that it's fine.

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age 14+

Violent, speed-jar tv show sure to draw you in.

Fringe is about fringe science. Because of the experimental nature, it can be horror-ish. I watch with my mom, because our main concern is sexual content(it has some!!) Violence: 4/5 Lots of blood, pus, etc. Frightening creatures. Gagging, choking and hand to hand combat. Sometimes it is stuff out of a horror movie. Brains melt out of ears, teeth fall off, and jaws decompose. Gun wounds are shown. Explosions and talk of loss. LOTS of Blood. A death of a well known character happens in our world, but we see more of him in the alternate universe. One episode revolves around child abduction. A man hangs himself, another slices his throat with a razor blade, and another swallows a razor blade(we see him on the ground, eyes open, surrounded in a pool of silver blood). Talk of dying in childbirth, of cancer, etc. Walter has a few panic attacks with smashing, hitting, etc. People abduct pregnant Olivia, attempting to harm and abort her child, although she escapes. We see her deliver the baby with Lincoln and Henry(not graphic.) The last season is the most graphic(Walter is tortured, and we see him sweat and bleed out of his nose and eyes, Etta is killed and we see a good amount of blood). Torture sequences include mind reading, electrocution, etc. Nina kills herself with a bullet to her head. August dies-little to no blood. A bullet is removed from the back of Olivia's head, we see blood. Sex: 3/5 Women are often seen in underwear and bras-both for experiments in labs, and in bed. Olivia and her former job partner John meet in hotels to have sex. We see them kiss and roll around, but never actually SEE it. Talk of cheating. Kisses. Walter makes many, many, many innuendos. A few scenes take place in strip clubs with women dancing for money. One sex scene, with music as the primary sound, showing brief undressing, rolling around, and making out. Peter and alternate Olivia sleep together/make out. Talk about STDs, and sex in general(whether they used protection, if it's happened yet, etc. A man offers to give his girlfriend(it may be his wife, idk) a back rub, with them undressing, kissing, and massaging. A few other sexual scenes in dream like sequences are mostly rolling around(under blankets) making out, and commenting Language: 2/5 Bastard, hell, damn, God. Drinking/Drugs: Scenes take place in bars. Characters are seen drinking and smoking. Walter says the only thing he loves more than taking drugs is administering them. Lots of LSD use. Good show, but parental viewing is needed!

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age 13+

Great show to get you thinking about what comes next

Fringe is one of my all-time favorite shows. It combines action, science, some sci-fi, and a little bit of romance. The plot is slightly complex but interesting nonetheless. There is a bit of intense action, which you could expect from the FBI, but also some sad, heart-wrenching moments too. I would recommend this to people 13 years and older just because of the action and slight drug use.

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age 13+
fantastic series, but very creepy and sometimes the plots make the show seem real. Olivia is a wonderful character and is a strong, independent woman

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age 14+

Quite Graphic

This program would be ok for older teens, however, it is extremely gory. In the first episode alone, there is a HUGE amount of gore. In the first episode it is not shown briefly either, but with a long scene that wouldnt be out of place in a horror movie.

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age 13+

Awesome show!

Note: I am prepared to be a hypocrite, saying the show is not for me when I'm twelve and it still being one of my favorites. Fringe opens almost every week with a gruesome horror-ish twist. The twist can continue into the rest of the episode. Also, really nobody is a great role model for your kids. Peter is... well, he's Peter and he's too mature for kids, Walter is insane, and Olivia Dunham is ruthless. Walter normally solves the episodes with "fringe science", which is NOT to be confused with hard or even realistic science. It can also be gruesome. It will not make much sense to younger viewers. Walter is the main sex reference maker, although being insane I guess you can let that slide. There's no nudity, although there are unclear sex scenes. So yes, people do get laid. I would choose to shy away from this if you have kids, and take a moment to honestly evaluate how much your teenager can handle. If they can handly gore and adult concepts, then Fringe is one of the best shows out there in my opinion. If they can't, then you might want to look somewhere else.

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age 14+

Based on Episode 1

It looks really good based on the plot, so we got it on DVD collection and watched the start of episode 1. It started out as a sci-fi gorefest on a plane. People's skin were bloody and melting off like cheese on a pizza. A guy's jaw collapsed and he was moaning. A guy injects himself with something with a syringe. People on the.plane are infected with disgusting results (melting skin, bloody eyes, blisters and pus on face). Though it looks good.

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age 12+

Love this show

There is so much to say about Fringe, it's hard to find a starting place. This show never stops to take a breath--it is non-stop action and extremely engaging. The characters are complicated and the plot consists of hundreds of twists and turns that will leave you stunned and wanting more. For younger kids, some of the scenes may be frightening. The show, for mature kids, is great!

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age 11+

Amazing.

Information on inappropriate content: Violence every episode. Gunfights, explosions, sometimes disturbing human experiments. Lots of action. Scenes of characters in bed together. Sometimes just kissing, sometimes sex. (Scenes with straight out sex are NOT graphic. In these scenes the camera could be foggy, behind a curtain, or made distorted.) No nudity in the entire series. Opinion on the series as a whole: Full of great action, developing characters, and a great tone. One of my favorite TV shows! I highly recommend this to anyone that loves sci-fi, action, suspense, and crime genres.

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