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Parents' Guide to

Move to Heaven

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Poetic, haunting Korean series explores death, morality.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Heartfelt and interesting stories and themes

The episodes portray great kindness and empathy, as well as the incremental unfolding of the main characters healing journeys from their own past hurts. Beautifully written, acted and directed. I was spellbound anticipating what the next story would be and so glad that I was able to watch several episodes at a time. There are several fight scenes that could be disturbing to watch but I wouldn't consider it over the top.

Is It Any Good?

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This poetic and haunting series from Korea asks moral questions about being valued; it flows at the pace of clouds drifting across a spring sky, until the storm gathers and sudden change arises. Each Move to Heaven episode shows Geu-Ru, a young man on the autism spectrum, approaching a new assignment. Every traumatic death holds a story, which Geu-Ru puts together like a puzzle, packing the momentos of a person's life into a single yellow, cardboard box. Because he has neurological differences, Geu-Ru processes the traumatic scenes differently than his peers and his family. But this difference gives the other characters a jumping point to explore their own challenges.

The male characters clearly enjoy a freedom of expression that their female counterparts aren't privvy to; women are narrowly portrayed as loudly opinionated, shrewish, obedient, or compassionate. But there is plenty of tenderness, devotion, and moral exploration in this series that's great for teens, especially those who already love K-dramas. Adults who enjoy a mystery will appreciate watching the characters discover their strengths as they come closer to their true natures in the face of death.

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