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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Julia Roberts impresses in paranoia-fueled TV drama.

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age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+


8 episodes for each episode they list the star, cast and everyone but the janitor 8 times -too much
age 18+

Too much f*** used!

Cool show! So interesting and fresh, but it’s absolutely ridiculous that every single character uses f***. Not infrequently like the general description says. It’s every episode by almost every person. Come on! Is that really the way people speak? Give me a break! Other than that, it is amazing. You never know what is going to happen next!

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Director Sam Esmail's fingerprint is all over this, with creepy vibes and visual flourishes harking to his other acclaimed show Mr. Robot -- and thankfully, this series has both style and substance. Roberts honestly couldn't have picked a better show in which to make her television debut, playing an unreliable protagonist who swings from ambitious and hopeful in one timeline to confused and guilt-ridden in another. Homecoming does a nimble job navigating between two timelines using a clever optical technique (the past is shown in a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, while the future timeline is a boxed-in and claustrophobic 4:3) and a terrific strings-heavy score. Shea Whigham, perhaps best known as Boardwalk Empire's Eli Thompson, has a great turn here as the introverted Department of Defense bureaucrat trying to get to the bottom of what happened at Homecoming, and who was responsible.

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