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By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Spanish series about high school teacher full of teen drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Excellent series

A fantastic series that my 12 year old and I watch together. It tackles serious and sensitive issues such as tolerance and resilience. Very entertaining! I would also recommend the series if you are learning Spanish.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's rare to see a television show built around something as complex as philosophy, which makes the premise an exciting one. But Merlí doesn't really fulfill the promise of the premise, falling back instead on rote teen drama and depicting Merlí as the kind of well-meaning slob (and womanizer) that shows up in a ton of other TV shows.

The best scenario for Merlí would have been something like House, which used the format of a procedural as a window into a complex world that most viewers would have alienated most viewers if it hadn't been presented so accessibly. Instead, Merlí stays mostly surface-level with its philosophy.

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