Parents' Guide to

Six Feet Under

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Exceptional drama series for mature viewers only.

TV Bravo , HBO Drama 2001
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

Exceptional show

This is a brilliant show. It is inapropriate at times but you can just fast forward it. But if your kid is over 13 he/she can watch the whole thing without a problem
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age 17+
Some of the most dynamic, complex, fascinating and realistic characters I’ve seen in any cable series. This is a beautiful slice of life drama with a healthy dose of humor that helps to occasionally ease the dark and heavy themes. Recommended only for older mature teens and adults; sexual and drug related content are quite explicit.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Created by Alan Ball, who won an Oscar for writing American Beauty, the show features a stellar group of actors, writers, and directors. Out of this talent pool emerges a series dearly loved by its fans for the depth of its characters, its complex plots, and its impeccable writing.

Though Six Feet Under is of exceptionally high quality, its mature themes make it inappropriate for younger viewers. Older teens may enjoy the series, though parents may want to preview episodes before deciding if they feel comfortable with the content. What's refreshing about the adult elements -- sex, drug use, etc. -- is the lack of the glamour and gloss that accompany these subjects in so many other TV shows and films. It all seems very real and very human, for better or worse.

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