TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Drinking, drugs, sex, violence in mysterious sci-fi drama.

Netflix Drama 2015

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

An excellent programme for older teenagers and adults

As many of the other reviews mention, this programme contains a lot of sex and violence. However, the sex scenes are tastefully portrayed, and it includes frank discussions about the value of sex. Difficult topics like abuse, addiction and suicide are approached in sensitive but informative ways. Overall, it is very varied and educational, including characters and actors from all over the world of all ethnicities, nationalities, genders and sexualities. And, to top it all off, the storyline is engaging and full of witty humour, as well as truly touching moments that will drive you to tears occasionally!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 17+


This is absolutely not for kids. There is just way way way too much sex. That being said, I (as an adult) loved it. I love the gay positive messaging and the beautiful international setting of so many of the stories. The Wachowskis never let me down. Loved the Matrix and Jupiter Ascending, and those were fine for younger audiences, but this is not for kids. Lana & Lilly used it to reflect their own journey into switching their gender and it is just too adult for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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