Parents' Guide to

Second Chance

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Scary medical imagery in messy resurrection sci-fi drama.

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A profoundly mediocre show, Second Chance is so silly that its plotline could have been conceived by a bunch of middle-schoolers who ponder "What if?" That said, it's mild enough for family viewing with teens. The show's elements are cobbled together from much-better thrillers: super-rich protagonists who do something desperate because they're running out of time; a hunky lead with a mysterious past looking for answers; a shadowy cabal that seems intent on doing Our Hero wrong.

Oh, and Technology with a capital T. It's important to capitalize that, because apparently billionaires can find fugitives by looking for their voice patterns in any room that has wireless internet, and dead drowned dudes can be brought back to life by sticking them in a tank and running a current through it. Why? Technology! Oy. The dialogue and characterization are just as clunky. In a nutshell, this show could use a bit of clarity and a lot more subtlety.

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