Parents' Guide to

Get Even

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Edgy British teen mystery series deals with murder.

TV Netflix Drama 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Good for younger viewers

Its a story where girls come together to get revenge on bullies...really inspiring with great role models!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

a really good show

It combines mystetry with teen drama perfect for kids 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (33):

Teen mystery shows are a dime a dozen, but this British-made series nails the mystery part: You may not be able to resist zipping through the whole series to find out who done it and why. With episodes that are each under 30 minutes and a simple and clear (yet interestingly twisty) plot arc, Get Even just speeds by. Where it falls down is in the characterizations. Kitty, Bree, Margot, and Olivia seem more like types than real people, and they don't deepen greatly as the series goes on. Get Even is also full of the kind of unrealistic contrivances that figure so often in teen dramas but not in real life: parent-free parties in elegant mansions, for instance, and confrontations that take place in front of the whole student body in the cafeteria.

Still, buzzy dramas like Gossip Girl, Riverdale, and Pretty Little Liars also leaned hard on said contrivances and paper-thin characters and succeeded due to their compelling mysteries, and Get Even easily reaches their levels plotwise. Characters have dark secrets, past misdeeds are uncovered, and twists are doled out at just the right pace to keep you watching. It may not be great art, but it's good television, particularly for viewers who have a yen for teens caught in involving mysteries.

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