Parents' Guide to

The 7 Lives of Lea

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent French body-swap murder mystery has swearing, sex.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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best thing i've ever watched, ever! gotta see it for yourself.

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At first glance, this '90s-set body-swap dramedy seems to be nothing new, yet the unfolding story reveals a surprisingly nuanced, diverse cast of teens dealing with timelessly relatable issues. The 7 Lives of Lea, a French production, has themes that are universal. Ambitiously aiming to cover everything from substance abuse and suicidal ideation to the immigrant experience, the series does extend itself a bit too far. Pulling it back from the realm of total melodrama, though, are moments of real levity intermixed with a spot-on '90s aesthetic and soundtrack. Also working in the show's favor is seeing the murder mystery told through multiple perspectives. Though sometimes a little too removed from reality (do none of these teenagers have parents in the picture?) the series manages to talk about mental health, sexuality, burgeoning adulthood, and more in a tone that doesn't talk down to its teenage audience. Parents will want to note, however, that this is sometimes at the expense of logical consequences. With a satisfyingly tight season of only seven episodes, and a somewhat clunky ending, this series will keep viewers' attention and give them a lot to discuss once the dust settles.

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