A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a mystery, but themes include family dysfunction, unethical research and experimentation on humans, and dealing with loss.
Positive Role Models
Lia Haddock is smart, brave, and obsessive as she researches the Limetown story.
Violence & Scariness
There are aggressive, frightening moments, as well as suspicions of violent events. Brutal, gruesome descriptions of people's injuries and deaths, including the crucifixion and torching of a human being is discussed; the charred corpse is occasionally shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, including bedroom scenes and simulated sex acts.
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Products & Purchases
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Limetown is a series about a journalist who attempts to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of an entire town. Adapted from a popular fiction podcast series, it features some very violent imagery (ranging from blood to gruesome images of a burned corpse), and disturbing conversations about violent events. Sexual content includes bedroom scenes and simulated sex.
Is It Any Good?
This dark, edgy series, told from Haddock's point of view, offers a suspenseful story that's both creepy and entertaining. It unfolds slowly, but the good writing creates enough dramatic tension to keep viewers engaged. The impeccable sound design, which pays homage to the audio version of the show, adds to the ever-present sense of uneasiness. Some scenes, clearly intended to give viewers more insight into the journalist's personal life, sometimes feel a little out of place, but aren't problematic enough to be disruptive. It's possible that this adaption looks very different than the images Limetown podcast fans may have created in their minds. Nonetheless, the overall series is very compelling.
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