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Prodigal Son

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark drama has OK plot, weak characters, lots of violence.

TV Fox Drama 2019
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Not rated for age

If you want a more accurate rating for this show, look at the criminal minds review.
age 15+

The show is awesome

Yeah, it contains many violence scenes but its a “crime-drama” series so what to expect ?. In addition, those scenes are not off limits and you can see much more violence in many other overrated TV shows. About the show? It’s really exciting and amazing & u never feel bored watching it. Finally, watch your kids & try to monitor what they are watching instead of giving the shows low rating, we, the adult, need to have fun as well. Disney stuff are for kids, not +15 shows :).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Part police procedural, part psychological thriller, this series tries to tell a unique story about a brilliant and dysfunctional son of a serial killer who profiles other serial killers. It's an interesting attempt, but ultimately lacks the solid writing to create a well-rounded tale. Malcolm Bright comes across as being more weird and confused than a troubled genius, and his homicidal father lacks the dramatic flair necessary to merit his notoriety (let alone to make him interesting). Some of the additional storylines, which range from family tensions to potential romantic interests, are also more predictable than compelling. Ultimately, Prodigal Son has the potential to be a good series, but just doesn't get there.

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