Parents' Guide to

My Name

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Absorbing, violent K-thriller has cursing, drugs, smoking.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Exactly What it Says on the Tin. It’s an Adult Show.

It’s an incredible show and a true breath of fresh for female leads both in Korean media and the action genre in general. The story itself isn’t anything mind blowing, in fact when it’s broken down to it’s core it’s actually quite predictable but it’s how it’s told both in the isolated beats and the outstanding performances. Honestly, my biggest issue is the “kids” rating on this. Children under fifteen should not be watching this and they probably won’t realise it until much older why they shouldn’t have. No child should be consuming media with an “attempted rape scene” and walking it off. It’s an eighteen for a reason, not only that but the attitude towards what happened by some of the characters is gross (the female lead is blamed) and the show doesn’t actively call them out on it.
age 17+

Loved the drama, lots of action, very violent and bloody. Scenes often contain physical fights armed and unarmed. Stabbings, shootings often resulting in lots of death. One scene in particular displaying a mass murder via Knife fighting between rival gangs. If your kid is Mature enough I wouldn’t worry about him/her watching :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The violent and suspenseful K-drama features a young, strong female anti-hero whose life as a mole is driven by revenge. Yoon Ji-woo's (Han So-hee) close relationship with her father (who was a notorious gangster) and the guilt she feels about his death are the driving forces behind her often morally ambiguous actions. As the narrative moves forward, and Yoon's loyalty is tested by Dongcheon and the police, the story inevitably becomes more complicated. But despite some expected plot line developments, it's easy to get caught up in her story. This is not for younger or sensitive viewers, but My Name still delivers solid entertainment for mature viewers looking for a good thriller.

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