Parent reviews for Orphan Black

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 31 reviews

age 16+

Great show, but has violence against women

I love this show, but after checking for violence against women, including sexual violence on this website, I thought I should let other's know that there is a forced marriage, where one of the female clones is drugged and abused. The woman is seen being carried to by her 'husband' and is operated on (by having an invasive procedure having her egg cells removed) while semi-concious . I found this deeply disturbing and wanted to let others know who use this webiste to screen themselves from violence against women on tv and films.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Tweens

I think it’s perfectly fine for 11+ There’s some violence and death but I don’t think that it’s a problem.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Best series I've ever watched

After every episode you will be left in suspense and you wont stop watching this,The actress is the absolute best!!!
age 16+

Absolutely Amazing!

This is funny and engaging and has an interesting storyline that incorporates some fascinating scientific elements. Tatiana Maslany is a phenomenal actress. This isn't a bad world for older kids to get lost in. There is an emphasis on family and acceptance of differences in personality & life choice (downtown, suburbia, scientist, etc). A little heavy on sex commentary for anyone younger than 16. The characters that struggle with drinking or drugs don't glorify it bc it leads to rehab and a lot of mess-ups.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Positive messages and role models, compelling and fun to watch!

There's violence and gore and blood (some of the most violent scenes are a woman performing surgery on herself after being stabbed with a rebar, and a woman removing own eye with a piece of glass), sex and mild nudity and sexual imagery/dialogue (one character is an artist, and you can see penises on his paintings. Also, characters occasionally talk about sex, but it's not too graphic). That being said, the show sends a very positive message, and is lighthearted, funny and sweet at times. It balances intensity and funny moments well, and it's very fun to watch. The main message of the show is about the importance of family: biological family, families of choice and friendship. There are themes of hope, never giving up, and being stronger together, which are powerful and inspiring. The characters are incredibly well written and acted. Even though they're flawed (I mean, when the show starts, the main character, Sarah, is pretty unlikeable, being a con artist who left her own daughter for almost a year), they're good people and relatable. Even when we don't agree with their actions, we understand why they're doing it and root for them. The characters go through amazing development, and become better people. At some point, after having to steal food to survive while on the run, Sarah makes sure to tell her young daughter that stealing is wrong. The LGBT representation is amazing. There have been six LGBT main characters (two bisexual women, two lesbians, one gay man and one trans man), plus one other gay man who's Felix's boyfriend. All of these characters were portrayed with respect and love, and they survived the series and had happy endings. Most of the characters are women. It's extremely refreshing to see woman in their multitudes in main roles. The show also talks about biology, the ethics of human cloning, bodily autonomy, and nature vs nurture, and makes you interested in it. Despite the violence, adult themes and complex plot, the focus of the show is the heartwarming sisterly relationship between the clones and the family they have with each other and their loved ones. It's definitely worth watching. As someone who started watching as a teenager myself, I recommend it to older teenagers and young adults, because the violence is too much for younger kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 14+

Wonderful!

Filled with compelling plot lines and gripping storytelling, Orphan Black is an astounding 21st century television show that I'm terribly sad to see go after it's fifth season. Sisterhood and family has been part of the show's underlying messages. Warning, sexual and violent content.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

This title has:

Great messages
age 14+

It's amazing

This show is amazing. It's one of the best storylines i've watched in a long time. Some scenes are a bit iffy but obviously you can just look away. Also, it's nothing too graphic just like a few seconds

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Too much violence
age 15+

graphics

although a few sex scenes are very graphic the content of acting is amazing. The story line is well thought through and plots are fed in from the beginning.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Fantastic adult thriller

Great writing on this adult thriller and some very good acting from Tatiana Maslany. Well worth a watch. Not for kids, though!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking