Parents' Guide to

One Bad Choice

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cautionary tales scare kids straight with dire consequences.

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age 18+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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"Dramatic reenactments" are rarely as dramatic as they claim to be, particularly in the realm of television that's aimed at younger viewers. The actors can be amateurish, the dialogue can be cheesy, and the tone can be downright stagy. But as it turns out, One Bad Choice isn't actually all that bad, and the acting, at least, is respectable -- at times even effectively chilling.

The episodes feel longer than they need to be, but the message rings loud and clear: Some choices are a matter of life and death. Of course, whether One Bad Choice will do what it sets out to do -- that is, discourage impressionable teens from making iffy choices by showing the real-life repercussions of poor decision-making -- is a much murkier question.

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