Parents' Guide to

On Children

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Black Mirror-esque show has universal themes, violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2018
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This creative and purposely thought-provoking series takes on a Black Mirror-esque quality as it tells stories that range from quirky to frustrating and sad. While the cultural foundations of these narratives are embedded in Taiwanese culture, many of the themes they address are universal, making the overall anthology relevant to this side of the world.

On Children has a lot to offer, but some of the tales are decidedly better than others, and the storytelling style in each the approximately two-hour episodes sometimes feels too drawn out. Some viewers may not like the way adults, particularly parents, are portrayed here, despite the larger social context. Nonetheless, it's an entertaining series for those who are willing to commit to it.

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