A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
NeXt is about the value of humanity over technology, and it emphasizes how people working together can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Positive Role Models
NeXt's characters are ethical, ingenious, technologically savvy, and unwavering in their pursuit of truth.
Violence & Scariness
NeXt creates suspense by implying bad things will happen, rather than showing them. An intentional car crash puts someone in the ICU; a man is forcefully removed from a room; a hospital's machines are turned off, allowing someone to die, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content is limited to an occasional reference to sex in the dialogue, for example "getting laid."
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Mild profanity is sometimes used and includes "damn," "hell," etc.
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Products & Purchases
NeXt is a show about the dangers of technology but it also continuously features technology in action, like self-driving cars and smart speakers. Product and brand names are mentioned frequently.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that NeXt is a sci-fi thriller about rogue technology that begins to terrorize humans. A tech company creates an advanced artificial intelligence program called NeXt that begins to manipulate people and take over other computers, such as self-driving cars, virtual assistants, and medical equipment. The show builds suspense by implying the bad things NeXt can do to people, so though it infrequently shows violent acts, like an intentional car crash, the threat of violence permeates the storyline. Even though NeXt is a show about the dangers of technology, it also serves to showcase new technologies like self-driving cars. While it steers clear of pure product placement, brand names are mentioned throughout the series. Mild profanity includes "damn" and "hell."
Is It Any Good?
The Singularity -- the point at which technology gains a life of its own and can no longer be controlled -- has long been a subject of science fiction. Today, the idea that technology could take over the world feels as frightening as ever. NeXt combines sci-fi horror with familiar TV drama elements. For example, there's a team of FBI investiagtors, and the outsider is the only person that can help them crack the case. The premise is strong enough to overcome some melodramatic plot points and create a genuinely suspensful show in the style of 24. Better yet, NeXt takes the opportunity to ask powerful questions about the impact technology has on our everyday lives, as well as the ethics and motives behind those who create and control it.
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