Somewhere Between

TV review by
Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media
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Mom tries to change fate in melodramatic whodunit.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

People don't always learn from their mistakes in this complicated series.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Main character loves her daughter, goes to great lengths to try to save her when she's given a second chance to do so. She can also be super neglectful and foolhardy at times, so it's complicated. Two characters on the show share the same intellectual disability, a chromosomal deletion syndrome. 

Violence

The show is centered around the hunt for a serial killer, so expect to see plenty of fistfights and gunplay. There are multiple drownings, one a suicide. A woman is shown bloodied and tied up; someone is stabbed with a pen. Definitely violence; nothing super graphic or gory.

Sex

Some sexy outfits and references to prostitution; nothing graphic and no nudity.

Language

"Damn," "hell," "bitch."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One of the main characters is a self-described "blackout drunk,"; scenes of drinking to excess back it up. A reference to someone having a "crackhead" mother.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Somewhere Between is an intense mystery/crime show that features guns and fisticuffs in nearly every episode. The show's central characters include a mom who loses a daughter to a serial killer and an ex-cop turned private investigator who roughs up plenty of perps and who drinks to excess. A child is kidnapped. A father and daughter share the same intellectual disability, which is treated matter-of-factly. A character is on Death Row after confessing to a murder, and is shown being executed. There are a few mild sex scenes with no nudity.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLinea W. July 11, 2018

Overacting but interesting

This show is interesting but very overacted. Most every episode has a scantily clad woman and lots of cleavage. The first episode has two sex scenes, one includ... Continue reading
Adult Written byBeccabit August 23, 2018

Creative crime drama

I enjoyed the show. It's a creative take on a crime drama. Lots of plot twist, unexpected changes in script throughout. I would allow my 11 year old to wat... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old August 6, 2018

Surprisingly Amazing!

I loved this show! I do however think it should be watched by mature audiences. There’s lots of talk of murder, some dead bodies shown, and a little bit of roma... Continue reading

What's the story?

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN chronicles the story of Laura Price (Paula Patton), a hotshot news producer in San Francisco, whose daughter Serena (Aria Birch) is kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer she's trying to help the cops apprehend. After three miserable months of grieving, an inconsolable Laura drowns herself -- only to wake up on the beach, coughing up water. Understandably disoriented, she soon discovers she's been somehow sent back in time to a week before her daughter's murder, and believes that this is her chance to change their fate. Conveniently enough, rough-around-the-edges ex-cop (now P.I.) Nico Jackson (Devon Sawa) also finds himself sent back in time, and the duo team up in a race to catch the killer before the clock runs out on their "do over." Laura's exasperated, powerful D.A. husband, Tom Price (JR Bourne), struggles to understand his wife's strange behavior, as he struggles to bury some secrets of his own. 

Is it any good?

This series' breakneck pace appears to be aiming for a breathless, edge-of-your-seat feeling, but misses the mark and instead feels choppy and underdeveloped. There's some painfully over-the-top acting across the board -- and on the part of the lead actress in particular -- that helps deflate any real sense of danger or mystery they're trying to achieve. It's an utterly run-of-the-mill mystery/crime series, with the only substantial twist being the time-travel aspect. Overall, Somewhere Between finds itself somewhere between "meh" and "it's just OK" on the watchability scale.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how it would feel to wake up at a different point in time like Laura does in Somewhere Between. Can you think of a situation you'd like to go back to and handle differently?

  • The main character is warned that her daughter's death was a matter of fate. Do you believe in fate? Do you think someone's fate can be changed?

TV details

For kids who love sci-fi mysteries

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