October Faction

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Violence, strong language dominate books-inspired series.

Netflix Drama 2020

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Disjointed, Nonsensical - Watch Grimm Instead

This confused show can’t decide if it’s about teenage angst or monsters or conspiracies. The overarching organization the parents work for is never really explained, the monsters are never described, and there are too many conflicting plots and storylines to keep track of. The swearing is gratuitous - with frequent “Jesus” and “Jesus Christ” from all characters - and there’s no moral foundation ever shown. The teen characters are grating and don’t talk like teenagers. Most of the adults have unclear motives, not because its building suspense or intrigue, but because they’re poorly crafted. The actor who plays the father looks zoned out and delivers most of his lines as though he can’t wait to get off the stage. There is nothing funny or very entertaining here. “Grimm” did a MUCH better job with this type of secret human-looking creatures - watch it instead.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 18+

Just a really bad show

This is just a really bad show. The concept is okay, but it is poorly executed. They seem to add swearing, casual gay sex, etc to try to be edgy but it just comes of as desperate. Tamara Taylor's acting in the show is the best thing about the show, but it isn't enough to save it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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