TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Decent sci-fi action series explores class, has violence.

TNT Drama 2020

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 18+

Did Common Sense Media ever get it wrong this time!

I have always found Common Sense Media’s ratings to be reasonably accurate and use on them to guide my decisions for my four kids. But man, did they get this one wrong. It’s an enjoyable series, make no mistake. But it is NOT for under age 18. The themes are incredibly dark and too weighty and morose for young teens. But even more than that - this show is raw and brutal! SO many scenes of torture and maiming. To be clear - my issue is not with violence per se...lots of great teen-friendly movies are violent. But this is an entirely different level, the scenes here show true sadism - limbs large and small are routinely cut off as punishment, someone is forced to commit suicide to atone for a disappointing the “boss” (while naked in a tub with his boss who is watching, and then a dog comes and starts lapping up the bloody water - it’s a truly vile scene)...I could go on and on. The long and short of it is that this is a decent series for ADULTS, but sure as hell not 15+ teens.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 18+

Lots of Nudity Not for kids

Common sense media did a poor job reviewing the sex and nudity scenes. I almost approved my 12 year old watch this because of their "romance and kissing" review. This show has homosexual and heterosexual sexuality and graphic scenes so definitely not for kids. Very disappointed in Common sense media, I can't trust them.

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