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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mermaid tale is violent, suspenseful, and thrilling drama.

TV Freeform Drama 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 16+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 16+

String sexual content

I am generally pretty relaxed with tv shows with my kids but was quite surprised to see a pretty explicit threesome in season two!!! There is a lot of sexual content in this show, so just be prepared.

This title has:

Too much sex
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (6):

Suspenseful and foreboding, this series is a thrilling jaunt into a far less sanitized version of mermaid lore than what's usually presented. The scares are real, the secrets tantalizing, and the impending doom palpable as the story unfolds. Add a sidebar government conspiracy and some men-in-black types determined to keep the truth from the average population, and you get tension and anticipation in just about every scene.

Siren's course is uncharted and full of surprises, which is great for mature audiences but not so much for tweens and impressionable younger kids. There's the possibility of violence at every turn, and sinister and mysterious figures lurk all around. At the same time, there's also the instinct of loyalty that drives Ryn's movements, linking her experience with the general human one and making her a sympathetic character, despite her predatory nature.

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