Parents' Guide to

High Water

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Flood drama mixes fact and fiction; has cursing, smoking.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


It's a well enough done action movie with a good plot. I just wanted to make sure that people know there is nudity. Within 30 minutes of the very first episode, there's a sex scene with a full breast exposed.

Is It Any Good?

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The Polish series combines fact and fiction to highlight how the city of Wroclaw was devastated by the July 1997 millennium flood. The imagined storylines reveal the politics and cultural norms of the time, while pointing the finger at the government's history of mismanagement, as well as its bad decision-making before, during, and after the disaster. These narratives are combined with archive footage of the flood to underscore the catastrophic impact of those failures. However, most of the drama in High Water comes from the personal relationships between the characters, some of which are slowly revealed as events move forward. It's not the most action-packed series, but these connections make it entertaining.

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