Penny Dreadful

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Horror worlds collide in dark, violent adult drama.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

This title has:

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

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