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It can be hard to find interesting and appropriately engaging and challenging family stories to watch together with kids. This is compelling and nuanced for adults, and with guidance, is okay for kids form 11 or 12, depending what they can take. My suggestion, if you have sensitive kids in the 11-12 range, is watch each episode FIRST so you're ready to guide on what they may need help with. For example, my 11 y.o. kid can still find "peril" difficult (when they build tension and suspense as someone's life gets in more and more danger and they might die - even if its a kids animation). So I warned them before seeing Ep.1 about the child trapped in ice, and that (spoiler) they would survive, but that it gets very close. (it's tempting to binge watch anyway, and to me, the parent's relationship and tensions made more sense on second viewing of Ep.1). Thoroughly enjoyable series, although adults watching it together will experience it on a different level to kids (although kids are very interested in the family themes, observant of our relationships). Use your judgement based on the maturity level of your kids, but maybe watch ALL of the series before opening Pandora's Box. I.E. themes they might find hard, what level do action and gore they can manage? Violent scenes to skip, etc. And as for language, that isn't relevant on our case - mine don't swear (around us anyway), and based on the reviews here, a kids hears worse int he playground and on the radio. Mine don't curse , they can understand context, and not to repeat stuff they hear. They experience zero censorship on the radio (in Europe there is no censored "radio edit" of English lyrics - takes a bit of getting used to and then you live with it ! ). In summary, definitely be there to guide and hand-hold and then debrief interesting and challenging themes (worth discussing) with kids. From 13/14 and up no issues. I haven't viewed far ahead yet though, but based on the very helpful reviews here, we will proceed, and I will use the discussion questions from "Ragan B." helpful discussion questions. the trick will be to make discussion of them natural.