Person of Interest

TV review by Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Anemic high-concept procedural with heavy violence.

CBS Drama 2011

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 11+

Starts slow, becomes one of the best high concept sci fi shows of all time

I understand the motivation in rating this a 14+ as it does have quite a bit of violence, but I think this is a 'you know your kid' situation. The first season came out when I was 9 and I loved it then, however the show does get much more intense and dark as it goes on so 9 would probably be too young for the later seasons. While there isn't a whole lot of blood, there are some intimidating memorable villains and many intense torture scenes (even if they aren't super graphic). Characters also go to pretty dark places throughout the show which can be upsetting and intense the show's themes also get quite heavy and depressing at times, but that is part of why the show is so great.

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Too much violence
age 14+

Just a phenomenal TVS that teaches how bad is today's AI.

Just a phenomenal TVS that describes the current generation situation (2018), world is getting watched by AI's now-a-days and no Harold Finch here to teach our AI's.

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