Parents' Guide to

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

1920s Melbourne-set series stars strong female crime-solver.

TV Netflix Drama 2012
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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 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Good show

Phrynie is a strong female character (and the lead) who doesn’t listen to what anyone has to say (especially men) sexual relations (with many men) are implied, but nothing is shown past kissing and male chest nudity.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Strong female lead is inspiring

The things I enjoy the most: Phryne's amazing wardrobe, her relationship with Jack, and the example of strong feminine leadership without sacrificing feminine nurturing. Wonderful show for a mature audience. Many history lessons and love-your-neighbor messages as well.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (11):

The entertainingly opulent whodunit series tells entertaining tails with a feminist flair. Phryne Fisher embodies the mythical freedom-loving flapper of the era, while exuding the energy the period is known for. Adding to the fun is the luxurious, art-deco backdrops, along with hints of romance and other personal entanglements that weave in and out episodes.

There are hints of Australian history and politics that might be novel to international viewers, but the story of a strong woman working in a career designated for men speaks to universal audiences. So do the well-written webs of crime and investigation featured here. But it's the overall personality and style of the detective herself that make this show a winner.

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