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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark, violent period drama explores a mysterious history.

TV FX Drama 2017
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Based on 4 parent reviews

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Tom Hardy Badass!

Loved it can't wait for part 2. This character fit Tom Hardy to a T. It has it all, suspenseful action, horror, gore and twists, but it amazes me how it all goes Tom's way. You don't know either to love him or hate him...but you always find yourself backing him. Always left me wanting more

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3):

This entertainingly dark and intense period drama, based on a story written by Tom Hardy and his father, creates a mysterious world filled with complex narratives and deeply flawed characters. It starts a bit slow, but soon gains momentum as the tale unfolds. Meanwhile, James Delaney is as complicated as he is coarse, making the grittiness of his journey both harsh and compelling.

Despite some controversy surrounding the series' depiction of the East India Company and its activities during that time period, the story is ultimately a unique work of fiction steeped in British history, primitive folklore, and the supernatural. The interpretation of the ruthless trade industry of the era on both sides of the Atlantic also makes it a fascinating watch. For those who like mature, edgy period pieces with substance,Taboo decidedly delivers.

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