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By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Trippy revenge drama favors style over substance.

TV Hulu Drama 2019
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Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Sexual content indeed

The common sense media reviewer must not have watched this show. Within the first few minutes we enter a strip club that is a major part of the rest of the episode. Many women are in pasties and extremely revealing lingerie, and shots of their breasts are close up and sexualized. If you are uncomfortable with strip club scenes then you wont make it through the pilot. Please have a new reviewer actually watch this show and write a review that includes the sexual content. Saying it has "none" is extremely incorrect for a site that is meant to give advisories.

Is It Any Good?

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One of the side effects of the streaming era is that platforms will mess around with subgenres that wouldn't typically get air time on TV. In this case, Reprisal is modelled after the revenge thriller, a problematic story type that usually begins with a woman being abused and left for dead. The plot then follows the woman through rehabilitation and revenge. Typically considered an exploitative genre uses abuse as a stylistic choice, there have been some quality revenge thrillers (Kill Bill is probably the best known) but they require a sense of self-awareness and purpose that counters some of the latent misogyny present. Reprisal has the potential to overcome those issues, but it needs to flesh out its two-dimensional characters and find more actual substance within its many stylish choices.

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