Skam (Shame)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Edgy, thoughtful Norwegian teen drama has risky behaviors.

YouTube Drama 2015

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

I like this show

I think it’s a pretty great show. I loved how a different character was the focus of every season. It also deals with a lot of issues like race, sexuality and stuff like that which I found interesting. But there is some sex, alcohol and drug use, that’s why I think 15+. But overall I think it has a good message.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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