Parents' Guide to

Shining Vale

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bizarre series about murder, mystery, mental health.

TV Starz Comedy 2022
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This bizarre series attempts to combine humor and horror to create a unique viewing experience, but doesn't full succeed at either. While there are some lighthearted moments, and some horror film-inspired camera work and jump scares, it's just not particularly funny or scary. Nonetheless, what Shining Vale does offer is an insightful storyline that highlights the sexism that exists in the field of mental health. It also underscores how women who are dissatisfied with their lives or struggling to conform to patriarchal expectations of society have been historically victimized by it. But thanks to some uneven writing, and the jarring way Shining Vale's presents the sequence of events, some viewers may find it too difficult to stick with in order to fully appreciate these messages. Those who do may find the overall show compelling.

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