Primal

TV review by Ayize Everett, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

A caveman, a dinosaur, and a violent journey of forgiveness.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

hominids and dinos did NOT coexist?

The review describes this show as "about the early days of humanity"?! Uhh 65+ million years separate the dinosaurs and hominid species. I expect better from a site dedicated to better media awareness. Science blindness like this leads to flat earthers and climate denial. Not that there's anything wrong with the show--as long as we can agree it's pure fantasy.
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age 17+

Too much graphic violence for a 14+

Given that CSM removed my review from public viewing, I'll try to make a more constructive review. This website gives this show a 14+ rating, and includes a warning to take it seriously, which is unusual. Violence here is usually pervasive, bloody and sometimes extreme and sadistic, with some scenes scary even for an adult. There is an episode where a dinosaur is infected by a virus, its skin starts melting, acts erratically and becomes very violent. Season 2 contains violence towards humans, with episodes where humans become very aggressive and kill other humans in very brutal and gory ways. Many episodes are rated TV-MA for a good reason, and even the TV-14 ones can get very intense. The show has no dialogue, although one episode actually features understandable language and uses "bastard" once. Season 2 also has a very brief "sex" scene (consent is not very clear though). In my opinion, this show has little substance apart from bloody violence and shock value, even storywise. I can't recommend it to anyone under 17.

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Too much violence

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