Parents' Guide to

Limetown

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tension-filled mystery series is violent and disturbing.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Limetown is a very odd show

This show centers around a woman named Lea Haddock who experienced a very traumatic childhood and has grown into a disturbed individual as an adult. She works as a reporter for a public radio station. Seemingly, there is no boundary she won't cross in pursuit of her 'story.' There is a lot of upsetting content as well as sexual content, and morality is ambiguous at times, though largely absent entirely.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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