Impulse

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Intense, downbeat teen superhero series deals with assault.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+

Very addictive, but deprived

I might be a little biased after reading the book, however, I watched this with my family and had to continually mute the TV and fast forward the video. We finished the series and I'm craving the next one. Too bad the producers thought sex and drugs would draw an audience. In the book, Cent (Henrietta in the show) was raised by two loving and committed parents. She was taught manners and respect for authority. Her mom, Millie, and her dad, Davy were good parents and were invested in her well being. They were faithful to each other. When Cent began using her powers, she used them to avoid attacks and help others. She wasn't sexually assaulted in the book. In the series, Millie left Davy when Davy was abducted, taking Henrietta with her. Millie went from man to man looking for a committed partner. Henrietta didn't have a capable loving parent watching over her. In the first episode, Henrietta was sexually assaulted. The entire series seems to be based on that incident. Henrietta is an unhappy, untrusting adolescent surrounded by ignorant foolish adults. There's not a satisfactory hero or role model in this series, unlike the book. So, why the high rating? The writers are good with suspense. Henrietta learning to use her powers is fascinating. Even though she uses pot and profanity, she tries to be a good person.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

3 episodes in. Mature teens and adults

Only 3 episodes in. The sexual assault in the first episode does not show nudity but grotesque actions. Forcing of the young girl to be sexually assaulted (not technically raped) does give context to the story line. Regular smoking of Pot by the main character but does not specify if its related to her siesures and neurological health problems. Its shown recreationally too. Corrupt family in town has 3 different guys forcefully abuse her in different ways, 1sexually 1 physically 1 psychologically (the dad). Getting into understanding her powers and transitioning to the superhero part of the story. Also in A second story line there is kidnapping , murder, torture, and another character with similar powers..(also a naked man ass scene l.I already figured out the connection but won't spoil anything. Language isn't tame but isn't overtly vulgar.

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