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Parents' Guide to

Game of Silence

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Friends avenge a childhood incident in dark drama.

TV NBC Drama 2016
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I think this was very good upset that they aren't doing another season

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This entry in the "avenging a dark incident from one's past" genre is competently written, acted, and plotted, if a bit clichéd. Audiences who've seen Sleepers or Mystic River may feel like they're seeing a retread: Game of Silence centers on many of the same themes and runs through many of the plot paces. But the actors -- particularly Tate as Shawn Cook, compelling enough to be the lead yet not given as much to do -- do sell the material, breathing life into the familiar goings-on. The thriller pacing, with a cliffhanger before commercials and at the ends of episodes, is grabby, too -- you'll want to see what happens next to these characters, even if you suspect you know how it's all going to end. A warning for family viewers: Because there are violent and horrifying things that happen to young characters, watching with teens and tweens may be fraught. The violent incidents are frequently referred to, with flashbacks that may make some viewers very uncomfortable. Be forewarned if you watch as a family.

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