Parents' Guide to

Heartbreak High

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Raunchy high school portrayal updates '90s teen drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+


Great tv show suitable for 12 year olds if they are mature
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+

Good show with diversity, And a lovely overall message.

Great show, Id suggest your child be atleast 13 to watch- Theres some sex scenes, And some scenes with drugs, and a WHOLE lot of swearing, but i think that should be okay for 13 years old and above if their matured. There's good queer representation, And ACCURATE autism rep. Coming from an autistic woman, The best ive ever seen, It also included police brutality and racism experienced.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (15 ):

This reboot modernizes a classic Aussie teenage drama -- and the teenage experience. Heartbreak High brings its predecessor to the 21st century with smart phones, references to social media, and an emphasis on diversity. It's worth it to note, however, that the diverse representations have a tendency to border on stereotypical, but that has more to do with the elements of a dramedy than intentional insensitivities. Though the plot is about the trials, tribulations and sex lives of teenagers, it is a show that grown-ups can get invested in, if they can get past the whole sex-lives-of-teenagers part. Breakout star Ayesha Madon delivers a performance that has viewers rooting for Amerie, though her actions are often less than favorable. The social commentary on the lives of today's teenagers is sure to get laughs and to challenge the ways we think about high schoolers, the lives they lead, and the ways adults can help them navigate this tumultuous part of life.

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