Parents' Guide to

Most Evil

By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Evil minds on parade. Too disturbing for kids.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Putting the blame where it belongs

I really enjoy watching this show it is very informative. I do have a problem however with people not being held responsible for thier own actions. It is always someone elses fault.( cults, parents, clergy, voices inside thier heads.) I do understand that thier are many pyschological and physical reasons people do the things that they do but to not hold them responsible, to give them an out so that they can continue to blame someone else. It prevents them from being able to understand that what ever they did was not the persons fault and to own the actions they decided to take as thier own and truly be able to live thier lives on thier own terms.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

The science and investigative approaches presented are fascinating, as are the featured experts and professionals (fields include biology, psychology, and criminology). The show invites discussion and further research of various careers in forensics, psychology, neurology, biology, criminal profiling, and other areas. It also presents good examples of scientific research, methodology, and analysis.

That said, a lot of time is dedicated to describing notorious crimes and criminals in dramatic fashion. Overall, it's interesting and informative, but a decent portion is devoted to slickly produced dramatic effects.Most Evil's borderline-sensational approach keeps the audience's attention, but its sometimes heavy-handed tactics eat up precious minutes that could be better spent on the fascinating scientific evidence. There's certainly an educational component to the show, but the content is questionable for all except mature older teens, and, when combined with the dramatic production (sinister music, a dark narrative tone, and crime scene images), may be too disturbing for younger or more sensitive viewers.

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