Parents' Guide to

Notre-Dame

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

French series has drama, cursing, drugs, sex work, violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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The long and sometimes maudlin series uses the catastrophic Notre-Dame Cathedral fire as the backdrop for a range of intersecting fictional story lines about people fighting their own battles throughout that same evening. Partially based on the book La Nuit De Notre-Dame, to which members of the Paris Fire Brigade contributed, it offers dramatic interpretations of the strategies firefighters used to save as much of the ancient church as possible. However, these scenes are overshadowed by the invented plot lines, despite the fact that many of them are woefully underdeveloped. Granted, if you put these imperfections aside, you'll find that Notre-Dame also offers some emotional examples of human connection. But chances are that viewers will be be left wanting to know more about the characters and what's happening in their lives.

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