Somewhere Between

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

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

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. 


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.


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


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

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 byRihamhh October 30, 2018

The acting was annoying

This show was great from its story, other than that the acting was soo annoying, one the the men who died blinked while dead, her daughter getting kidnapped and... Continue reading
Adult Written byKussara October 30, 2018

Its good but towards the end it gets a bit miserable.

Have you ever wanted to get home quick for whatever reason, say its dinner, but you keep getting stopped by random people or its the traffic or for some reason... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old December 14, 2020


It has quite a lot of violence, and one sex kind of scene. I'm 12, I loved this show. Theres guns and fights and its emotional. It was really fun and full... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bymttt123 July 6, 2020

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

Our editors recommend

For kids who love sci-fi mysteries

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

Streaming options powered by JustWatch

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate