Life on Mars

TV review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

High-concept British crime drama; teens and up.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

A roaring success and alright for 15+ (sex scene is present)

Although there was only one sex scene showing bare breasts for only a short period, and many amounts of scenes that include violence, drugs, human trafficking and much more. The reason why I review this as 15+ is because it doesn’t matter what I think, it’s how mature your child is. But known there is sex and violence, it teaches you a lot. Sometimes forcing these types of concepts in kids heads can stop them from doing illegal activities in the future. Police in this show are from the 1970’s and it’s sequel Ashes to Ashes is set in 1980’s and are known for beating up suspects of a crime. Post autopsy’s are shown. But really you should watch it before your child does.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Rating says no sex, but IMDB parents guide says there is

Rating says no sex, but IMDB parents guide says there is. From that site: In S1E4 a brief shot of a woman handcuffing a man to a bed and having sex with him is shown. Her bare breasts are visible for a couple of seconds. In another scene a woman describes a threat by two men to rape and then murder her. In S1E8, there is discussion of the production of pornographic films and three brief, rather indistinct shots of some of these pornos are shown, including a brief shot of bare breasts, and a shot of a naked man above a naked woman. No genitalia can be clearly seen.

This title has:

Too much sex

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