Kid reviews for Ratched

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Lots of gory medical horror in so-so Ryan Murphy show.
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Parents say

age 15+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 7 reviews

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Teen, 13 years old Written by_Caleb_ October 8, 2020

Disturbing psychological terror show.

this show is amazing and AMAZING acting, but there is a fair amount of gory medical procedures, e.g. lobotomy's and there is a lobotomy's in the eye and head. (very disturbing). some strong sex scenes and a (most psychological terror scene) a drug trip someone over doses and we see a man go crazy we see the man watch a boy rip his arms off, scream shout in gibberish, sew rotten flesh etc.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bySilkiechicken63 October 2, 2020

gory, but really good

ratched was a really good show. it’s set in the 50’s, so just the visuals are interesting on their own. there were 4 scenes with partial nudity. only one was really sexual though, the others were a cadaver’s breasts and a man in the shower. as for other sex, there were 2 or 3 scenes that were a little too long. nothing was shown, but you see characters moving and shadows on the wall. there is a lot of violence and a lot of blood. the worst being when a man cut through his own arm with a chainsaw, a man is chained in a tub to boil to death (he escapes as a bloody, melted skin mess and is shot in the head), and the opening scene with the bloody murder of some priests. while this all sounds pretty bad, i’m 15 and my head hasn’t exploded or anything, so im pretty sure other people my age can handle it.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byK_j_r November 21, 2020

If your kid’s mature it’s fine.

I finished this in a day and a half. It’s good, but very mature. Violence, sex, drugs, all that fun stuff. It’s nothing nightmare-fuel but it can be intense at times. So if your kid is mature enough to watch a few sex scenes and can handle some bloody violence, then go for it. It’s a fun series.
Teen, 15 years old Written byOceanlover October 29, 2020

Better for high school kids

I liked the show a lot and I don’t get grossed out easily by tv but some parts of them operating on patients is hard to watch. Obviously since it’s in the 50s there is a ton of smoking! There is sex and nudity, language, suicide, murder, torture like treatment, and drugs. I honestly don’t think anyone under high school age should watch this, but overall fantastic and highly recommend!

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Teen, 16 years old Written byBuddyZarrar September 27, 2020

Unpredictable, edge-of-the-seat Ryan Murphy show which really nails it!

Ratched is not always what the teasers suggested but it isn't less either. I never watched American Horror Story but what I really hear is that it is a completely adult show which even shock the adults. Well, if you really want to see a horror show from Ryan Murphy which is less shocking and disturbing than AHS, then Ratched will work for ya. Although it has the brutality Murphy induces, it deteriorates from episode to episode. The first two he himself directed are the most explicit and brutal in the whole series. The rest are less brutal but not less enjoyable. They have their moments too(including the brutal ones).

Let's take a tour of the sexual stuff in here. There is plenty.
E1: A priest opens a magazine of half-naked women(no explicit nudity, if there might be some, blink-and-you-miss-it) and starts masturbating, shown from behind, no nudity.
A woman invites a man to initiate sex. He undresses to his underwear while standing while she is sitting. But the woman gives him an ambiguous role-play lesson that he leaves without doing anything.

E2: A doctor performs lobotomy on two naked corpses, a male and a female. The female corpse is nude up from the belly up(breasts seen). So, if you don't wanna see or don't want anybody else to see that, just forward 2 or 3 times when you see a white cloth in the screen. Ratched is taken to a women's club by another woman. We see some women kissing there.

E3: A nurse gives a man rub on the groin area, masturbating him(nothing shown) and they kiss along. The man is shirtless.
Ratched asks the man she invited before to "f**k her like a stallion", so he gives her anal sex. We see rhythmic movements but no nudity. It lasts for about 20 to 30 seconds. Then she has flashbacks of her kissing a woman.

E4: The same two people, the nurse and the man, make out in the shower area.

E5: Only suggestive slight touching between two women. Ratched wears a cleavage-revealing dress.

E6: Kissing and sex scene between the nurse and the man in a barn. They started fondling lightly later on but are interrupted.
A puppet show suggests forced sexual acts on two siblings(SPOILER ALERT! who aren't actually biological siblings), nothing shown, just the boy puppet pulling the girl puppet's shoulder off.

E7: Two women indulge in a long kiss.

E8: Two women are shown kissing in bed, rolling on either side, for about 10 seconds. Then, ladies on a swimming pool are seen, you can't see much of them.
Ratched wears a dress which reveals some of her cleavage.

As of violence,
Throat cutting in the 1st episode; a disturbing lobotomy and another with an ice pick piercing through the eye in the 2nd(the ice pick one is done again but only sound); a brutal hydrotherapy involving patients in boiling water plus cutting of limbs(with gore) and cracking of bones in the 3rd ; another person is boiled in the same tub and a person with a bloody leg being euthanized in the 4th; a gunshot in the 5th with blood; a gunfight in which a character is shot multiple times in slow motion(blood shown) in the 6th; a severely burnt man and a stabbing in the chest in 7th; and an euthanization process including lethal drugs and a disturbing electric chair execution and gun points in the 8th.

Language, ofcourse, has f-bombs but not used so often.

Drugs are common, as a hospital is involved. A character abuses several drugs too. Not too much drinking, only a few times.

By the way, great show! Sarah Paulson, Sharon Stone and Judy Davis are the best ones in their roles. The show keeps you high till the end with a terrific plot to offer unpredictable turns you can't even guess. So, looking for a lighter show than AHS from Ryan Murphy and don't have problem with any of the above content? Hop in!

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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebelah September 22, 2020

Amazing acting

I think that this is just the smallest bit less R rated than American Horror Story. If your kid has American Horror Story this'll be fine for them. Things you might be concerned with: lesbianism, masturbation, violent scenes but little to no gore, explicit sex scenes with dirty talk, and abusive parenting.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bystansarahpaulson September 20, 2020

just absolute perfection

this show is literally perfect. i never got bored during any episodes. i truly tried to stop midway to get some sleep, but i had to keep watching. the plot, the scenery, the CAST. i mean everything about it is so amazing. everyone that participated in it was so incredibly talented. sarah paulson is the epitome of perfection, her acting is out of this world. ryan murphy has done it again, this plot was just terrific. i don't know how he does it, but i'm here for it. finn wittrock is so talented, i mean his acting, just- i'm speechless. sharon stone and cynthia nixon, AMAZING. everyone just made this show complete. i love this show, i definitely recommend it, 10000/10

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