Game of Thrones

TV review by Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Artful fantasy series heavy on sexuality and violence.

HBO Drama 2011

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 177 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 330 reviews

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age 18+

Is there a 30+ age bracket?

18 and over? Try 30 and over. I had to stop watching the show myself because of how disturbing it was. A very interesting plot is intermixed with horrific images, cursing, more graphic nudity and sex than in some soft core porn movies, objectification of women, rape, mutilation, the list goes on. The show itself has so much potential but is ultimately soul crushing. I found myself completely depressed after every episode to the point where I just had to stop watching. As cool as Daenarys is, I wouldn't want my daughter to see how the women are treated on this show and think that that is normal or ok. Any attractive woman between the age of 18 and 40 is shown naked at least once and treated like a sexual object regardless if her character is a main character or a prostitute while the men occasionally are shown nude but are nowhere near as objectified. Kids should be nowhere near this show. I don't even know how they can sell got toys in target and toy stores in good conscience. Keep your kids far away!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Skip the show but Read the Books

The show has way too much sex and violence, all for the almighty dollar I suppose - but do read the series, it's an interesting tale, but best in book form.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.

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