A super good family show for teens!
No child nor adult should watch this by themselves. This is a family show for TEENS ONLY! The show is entirely about an evil laboratory housing a creature that has now escaped and is kidnapping and eating humans. Nothing is terribly graphic, but it's eerie and ominous. Characters are seen kidnapped by shadowy figures, leaving only pools of blood or bones or objects left behind. Once the characters access the realms of the monster, the grotesque bodies are seen white-eyed and gross. The monster is only actually seen until the last few episodes, but the ominous scenes of "it's coming" is scary for anyone. My husband, 13-year-old, and I clutched pillows to our chests, wide-eyed for the entire season. However, it wasn't really the scariness that made it iffy for my preteen. A character and her boyfriend have implied sex twice during the season. They are shown stripping down to bras and underwear and moaning slightly as they make out. After being seen in the morning, friends at school joke and make orgasmic sounds, mimicking the activity. Both characters had to lie to parents and/or sneak out to do so. Other than this, there are merely innocent kisses and slight make-out scenes. Several characters are bullied at school, but are stood up for by others. All of the basic swear words are used, including s--t, damn, bitch, bulls--t, crap, and douchebag, plus basic insults such as jerk, idiot, mouth-breather, negro, etc. The relationships between the four boys and Eleven is very sweet, loyal, and protective, like the one between Nancy and Jonathan. Some scenes of a mother desperate for her lost son is sad and slightly disturbing. Other sad scenes occur toward the end of the show. However, this is a great show for families with teens to watch. It was a little edgy for my 13-year-old, but if she were just 6 months older it would've been fine and just a little thrilling. Overall everyone enjoyed it and we can't wait to binge Season 2.
(Besides, the opening title rocks and I bought its ringtone)
This title contains:
Violence & scariness