Parents' Guide to

See

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Compelling dystopian drama has brutal violence, nudity.

TV Apple TV+ Drama 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 17+

Visually Great and a Cool Idea but...

See was a must watch for my wife and I. The trailer definitely got us intrigued to watch it. I came to Common Sense Media to get an idea of what to expect in terms of language, sex content, violence, etc. Unfortunately, See was not a show we felt comfortable watching with the different categories mentioned before. It was a bummer since it could not be filtered with services like Vidangel or Clearplay. Nevertheless, we decided to begin watching and see how far we could go before saying "enough" and turning it off. We managed to watch the entire series while being prepared to fast forward any nonsense that could come up. I've decided to list some of the inappropriate content that is not necessary to have in the show in case it becomes helpful for parents or viewers who want to avoid it. When it comes to sexual content you really only see it in the first two episodes with Queen Kane and a sexual reference later made in the show. In episode one when we meet Queen Kane she asks to be left alone to pray or in other words to touch/please herself. You can skip the scene (lasts about 1 min and 20 seconds) once she sits down on a chair and lifts her dress. In episode two another "prayer" moment occurs. Queen Kane, again, summons a lady servant by ringing a bell in order to "pray." Once the lady servant stands before the Queen you can go ahead and skip the scene (lasts about 1 min and 30 seconds). In episode 7 a man makes reference to these "prayers" of Queen Kane and nothing more on sexual content for the show. Language is sparingly evident. However, when it does occur in its brief moments it is strong language like F-word, B-word, S-word. Because it happens a little more often throughout the show I am unable to finger point to all the moments. Keep in mind that it is mainly Queen Kane that swears up a storm. Towards the end of the show it is Baba Voss and others. Violence is probably the most evident thing in the show. Violence is pretty strong at times but not always. Most times it is what you would see in a Jason Bourne movie. Definitely use your best judgment to decide if you want to see this or not. My wife and I are looking forward to season 2 and hopefully posting more about the content it contains to help all families and viewers. Cheers! Season 2 The adventure continues with Season 2. However, violence has increased in intensity, there is more use of profanity, and sexual content was very uneasy (Incestuous sexual relationship between an aunt and her nephew). The story is interesting but at this point my wife and I would not continue watching this series if violence, profanity, and sexual content do not reduce. Hoping that filtering companies like Vidangel or Clearplay are able to offer their services so that we can remove the unnecessary content. For those who may be wondering here are some details of what to expect. Violence continues to be the most evident content in this show. The intensity of the violence increased and I would compare it to what you see in a John Wick movie. More gore and bloody deaths. Profanity also increased. Be prepared to hear more F-bombs along with other swear words. Sexual content changed but for the worse. Queen Kane meets Kofun (her nephew) for her own benefit. In one scene she sits next to him in his room. She eventually touches his thigh which turns into a hand job or how she calls "the hand of god" SMH. In another scene she and her nephew consume a hallucinogen which leads to them making out and eventually sleeping together. Baba Voss and his wife have a scene where they sleep together, no explicit nudity. There is a scene where two women, Haniwa and Wren, isolate themselves and sleep together. Kissing is shown but no explicit nudity. Hope this helps.
age 18+

Good story ruined by sexuality

Do NOT watch this with your teens if you value morality at all. The cursing and violence they may have become accustomed to; however, a woman pleasing herself while "praying" is completely inappropriate for any age child. This is only the first episode, and I'm not watching any more to find out what else is on there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This series is a beautifully produced, well-scored, action-packed show that is both brutal and compelling. It effectively intertwines a story of primitive survival with a mythology-driven narrative thanks to characters like Queen Kayne and Paris, Alkeny's wise medicine woman (played by Alfre Woodard). Meanwhile, the tension created by the cast's lack of sight is purposeful and consistent, leaving viewers enthralled by how they live their lives, and willing to suspend their disbelief during those moments that seem a bit too incredible. It also presents a strong ecological message, as most of what survives from the 21st century comes in the form of plastic and non-biodegradable rubber. See is a series that you can truly sink your teeth into.

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