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Common Sense Media says

Victorian cop drama is intense, with violence and nudity.

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Adult Written bycaitlin89 April 19, 2013

Awesome show, but DEFINITELY not for children!

This is a good show, I discovered it after trying to find something to get interested in after I watched all of the episodes of BBC's Sherlock. If you like the story of Jack the Ripper, like history (especially British history), then this is something that you will most likely enjoy! I think the reviewer underestimated the ability of teens to understand the accents. Most times they aren't too thick, how will you ever learn to understand people if you don't try! Some of the old school expressions might stump some a little bit, but if a teen or adult is particularly interested in this area of history like I am, it isn't too hard to get the meaning. Wouldn't recommend it to anything less than 14 or 15 years old. It does have quite a bit of above the waist nudity, dead bodies, and implications of sex. It all just depends on how mature your teenager is. Instead of stopping them from watching it (Unless they are under 13 or 14) watch it with them and talk about it. Because even if you don't let them, if they want to watch something bad enough, they will. It's better if you show an interest and are willing to be open. Anyways, Definitely looking forward to the next season!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byNapoleon15 September 23, 2013

Mediocre

This show has great writing and acting behind it. The show captures an era very well. That said there is gratuitous nudity in the first four episodes. The gore level is out the window. One of the main characters is a good role model. The other two have loose morals, one of them literally lives in a brothel. The overarching theme is justice, whatever the cost.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking