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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Soapy supernatural drama has scares, some teen bullying.

TV Netflix Drama 2019
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Cool mythology makes this soapy import feel a like a Arabic-language Riverdale, but the turned-up-a-notch cruelty and regressive thinking around gender may make some parents think twice. Bullies are common in teen dramas -- how else are you going to show the audience who's the lovable underdog they should root for? But it's hard to imagine a bully so malicious that he pees on his rival after he's fallen into a pit, as the brutish Tarek does to lanky, sensitive Yassin in Jinn's first episode. Of course, viewers are aware that select members of the cast will be victims of the jinn, so it makes sense that they're set up as deserving a comeuppance.

The audience might additionally get nervous hearing members of the cast voice old-school ideas about masculinity. When one character tells his vicious stepfather not to talk disrespectfully to his mother, the stepdad invades his space, daring him to fight -- is he a man or isn't he? Another character gossips to his friends about how he's going to have sex with his girlfriend -- tomorrow they'll be asking him for "lessons on how to be a man." That same character is sulky when the girlfriend asks him to "slow down" as they make out, demanding "Why?" The answer -- because she said so -- is perfect, and the female character who gives it also gives a positive representation of a girl who refuses to be a puppet for the controlling males around her. Her arc reads a lot better than some of her male classmate's, so if parents allow teens to watch they may want to point out which characters have power and agency so that the iffy gender politics don't fly under the cover of the supernatural mystery elements of the story.

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