My Brilliant Friend

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Slow-burning series as enchanting as novels it's based on.

HBO Drama 2018

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age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+

Great show, but use caution.

I think the show is great. Season There’s some language, less than a handful of F-bombs clustered together. But episode 6 has a scene where a friend’s dad does some heavy petting in a non-consenting sort-of way. No nudity, but definitely violation of a young girl, to which she speaks of in her narration. So if you wanna make it a learning opportunity, so be it. But if you are not ready to have that conversation, be aware. Having said that, it’s easy to fast forward through. It’s a scene that starts with Lenù sleeping in a dark kitchen of her vacation house, When the Dad comes in to get a drink of water. It’s in the last 10 minutes of episode six. Season 1 finally: frontal of Lila getting out of the bath. Edit: season 2-she basically gets raped by her husband on their wedding night.
age 12+

A real good show

This show isn’t inappropriate at all, only a few cuss word and some violence but nothing that kids these days see in Superhero movies like Marvel. It a really good show and I don’t think that the rating that common sense media give is correct. It’s a really good show to show to your kids and can lead to starting conversations.

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