Parents' Guide to

Lockdown

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun mystery show reveals teens' emotions during quarantine.

TV YouTube Drama 2020
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great show !!

It was really funny and entertaining for me and my children. It was also very on point, relevant and relatable to what is going on in the world.

Is It Any Good?

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This enjoyable, fresh series adapts a traditional whodunnit story to the 2020-era pandemic experience of being homebound for weeks on end. As Nira's world becomes smaller and boredom sets in after weeks of quarantine, a sudden mystery quickly and completely consumes her attention. At first her friends dismiss her concern, but as time passes and the mystery grows, they are drawn in as well, and their own sense of paranoia escalates.

Lockdown doubles as a modern spin on Rear Window-style suspense and a more realistic, revealing glimpse into the teens' psyche during a period of compulsory quarantine. Nira and her friends find solace from loneliness and boredom in their ability to interact virtually, which allows them to collaborate even while they maintain a safe physical distance from each other. As they share their experiences, they give voice to a generation of young people who can relate in varying degrees to their frustrations with such an abrupt and lengthy upheaval of their lives. Kids might be inspired to create their own show following this format, or explore classic mystery books and movies.

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