A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The main character needs to survive in the wilderness, but since she's a city-dweller, she lacks skills. Viewers can learn from her resourcefulness -- or her attempts at being resourceful.
Fight for survival. Be grateful for each moment. Allow others to help you. Love what you have. Be brave. Trust in yourself.
Positive Role Models
The main character is limited by what she has access to, but she shows strength of character and willpower in order to get what she needs.
The main character and her family are of Latino descent.
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Violence & Scariness
Brief but graphic scenes of death by drowning, bleeding injuries, plane crash. Peril, intensity.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters are shown kissing. Implied sex. Scanty clothing.
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There's not a tremendous amount of dialog in this show, since is occurs largely in the wilderness, but outbursts of frustrated language are common. "F--k," and its variations, "s--t," "ass," "damn."
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Products & Purchases
Power Bar, Cessna, National Geographic.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink hard alcohol and make iffy choices. At one point, the main character drinks an entire bottle of hard alcohol and passes out, nearly perishing in a fire because of her intoxicated state. One character smokes almost constantly. Oxycontin is a temptation to a character.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Keep Breathing is a survival story that contains a lot of flashbacks which include heavy drinking, sexual situations, and language ("f--k," "s--t," etc.). Characters die by drowning and injuries that have caused heavy bleeding. Perilous scenes of surviving in the wilderness are intense.
Is It Any Good?
Visual charm and breathtaking scenery make a strong showing in this tale of survival and memories. The wilderness itself becomes a kind of character in Keep Breathing -- an Earth diva wearing an undulating green dress and a lake-shaped necklace with a sunken plane at its crystalline core. Wait, there's a woman at the shore who screams in frustration, who is so ill-equipped to survive that it's hard to watch her fumble. Is she a heroine? Or a distraction?
There are interesting themes of bounty and scarcity, past and present, plan and instinct. But some of the themes are so obvious they're annoying (flashbacks of surviving a fire while struggling to keep from drowning, for example). Teens will enjoy the element of suspense, and will want to uncover the mystery that Liv is carrying with her. Adults might find this show a little less intriguing, but might stick with it for the enticing camerawork and the stunning scenery.
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