Parents' Guide to

Shut Eye

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Intriguing, violent drama explores underworld of psychics.

TV Hulu Drama 2016
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+
If you are a simple minded person who cannot stand slow paced tv-shows with deep plots and heavy drama, I do not suggest this for you. This is not for the faint hearted or the people who expect action and plot movement in every episode. This tv-show is also not meant for anyone under the age of 16. It has a realism to it that could be a bit much for children as well as sex scenes and adult content. Anyways this tv-show is similar or has the same aura as Weeds, Breaking Bad and Shameless. I will not give any spoilers but this tv-show is about Romani people who own a certain territory and any future telling or Physic business need to be ran by them. The two main characters are well educated in the game of running a long con as a fortune teller and they get themselves into dangerous situations with a lot of unexpected twists and turns. I highly suggest watching it :)

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With an utterly unique setting and appealing actors, this drama intrigues, but it has so many subplots and side characters that keeping it all straight requires patience. Careful viewers, however, will find things to like about Shut Eye and its outlandish swings. Not only is Charlie a failed magician and fake psychic who starts having real visions, he's beset with a bitter wife, dangerous mob bosses (under the unhinged rule of Isabella Rossellini!), an ominous client who implies that he'll use his considerable criminal connections to bring Charlie new business, a therapist who doles out psychedelics, and a horny and anxious teenage son who needs Dad's guidance (and a ride to therapy). It's a lot to take in, but it's compelling stuff, particularly for anyone who's ever wondered just what lay beyond those neon strip-mall signs promising answers to life's many questions.

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