A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family, loyalty are important. Conspiracies abound.
Positive Role Models
They aren't perfect, but Lincoln loves his brother; ex-cons are loyal.
Violence & Scariness
Murder attempts, violent accidents, shootings, explosions, terrorism.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional strong innuendo, references to porn.
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Products & Purchases
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this new installment of Prison Break is a continuation of the original series and contains lots of violent content, such as explosions, shootings, beatings, murders, and terrorist acts. Conspiracies abound, but family and loyalty remain major themes. Some of the language is a little rough ("bitch"), and there's some sexual innuendo and references to drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This edgy drama offers all the action and mystery the original series is known for. The return of the original cast creates a sense of familiarity, but as some of their old tensions resurface, they're energized by new problems to solve. It also succeeds in providing a fast-paced narrative full of sudden plot twists, thanks to some sophisticated clues and smart writing.
Prison Break is a complicated series that requires some effort to follow, but fans will understand and appreciate the formula. Those new to it may find themselves momentarily struggling to appreciate certain details, but this does't take away from the overall experience. There's no doubt that this compelling update will successfully entertain a new generation of fans while still pleasing the ones it already has.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.