A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Easton Academy is full of rich students with entitled attitudes -- who don't really suffer too many consequences for said attitudes.
Positive Role Models
Lots of the kids engage in inappropriate behavior, from hazing/ridicule to rule breaking. Adults don't always appear to be aware of what's going on with the teens.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent discussions about death and suicide. Images of a student falling to her death from the top of Billings House (no visible blood).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual innuendo, ranging from co-ed flirting to kissing and making out. Girls are shown undressing and standing in their lacy underwear.
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Words like "damn it" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
The wealthy Easton Academy girls wear uniforms but carry Yves St. Laurent, Prada, and other brand name purses. Other references to brand-name clothing and other items.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Possibility for underage drinking/smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this online series based on the popular boarding school novel by Kate Brian includes a main character being hazed and ridiculed. There are frequent references to death and suicide -- a student is shown falling to her death from a rooftop (there's no blood). Also expect some iffy language and sexual content, including making out and female students shown getting undressed and standing in their lacy underwear.
Is It Any Good?
Like many other online series, Private mixes teen conflict and romance with mystery. While these themes are hardly original, they're probably enough to attract teens (particularly those on the younger side). The fact that these young characters live in a rather autonomous world will also be appealing.
Although it's definitely milder than some online shows out there, Private still has enough mature story material, sexual innuendo, and violence to make it iffy for tweens. But teens, especially those who are fans of the book, will likely be anxious to check it out.
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