TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Post-apocalyptic adventure balances violence, family themes.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Love love love revolution

Revolution has got alot of violence as you can probably see by the name. A tiny bit of sex. Basically the electricity goes out and a few years later people are living on farms. There is a girl named Charlie Matheson who's brother needs a inhaler but they do not have one so he needs medicine instead. Charlie's mum died because something happened to her in the woods but they never knew. Revolution is a good show and should have a season 3.

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Too much violence
age 18+

I wish that the makers of “Revolution” had toned down the explicit violence, the crude language, and the unnecessary immodesty… if they had, I would be looking forward to watching Season 2 right now!

I think the premise of "Revolution" is really interesting, but the delivery is disappointing. Although the story is exciting and I would love to see what is going to happen next, we have stopped at the end of Season 1 and will not be starting Season 2. The show is filled with much unnecessary violence (constant blood-spurting as necks are slashed and people are stabbed and shot). I understand that the combat scenes are essential to the plot, and that’s fine, but in my opinion we don’t need the camera to focus on the gore and linger on it as if we should be enjoying the carnage! The language was much more crude and frequent than what I was expecting. It was a constant barrage of “b**ch”, “son-of-a-b**ch”, “ba***rd”, “h*ll”, “d**n”, “pr*ck”. There were some comments that I consider disrespectful towards women: references to “getting laid” and “banging her”. I was trying to watch this show with my two teenage boys, and there turned out to be a number of scenes that were inappropriate and uncomfortable for us. Female characters repeatedly undressed, usually down to bra and panties. There was at least once that the female lead was completely naked and the camera stayed on her as she got in and out of the bathtub. You don’t see “everything”, but there are teasing peeks at the sides of her breasts. There were two episodes that included sex. One instance was between a teenage boy and girl, and the other between a grown man and woman. Neither of the instances was explicit, just clear enough that you knew what was happening. One of the positive notes is that some of the characters demonstrate a strong sense of loyalty and family obligations.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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