A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Sometimes competing for popularity can backfire in unexpected ways.
Positive Role Models
Characters are petty and jealous. Mia expects to be popular, but soon discovers that it will be harder than she thought. Amber is creepy.
Violence & Scariness
Not much blood, but people fall off cliffs, die, and participate in strange rituals and experiments. There's some arguing and yelling, too.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There is some kissing, including between two girls, and some mild innuendo, mainly centering on teen crushes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The A List is a teen drama that incorporates supernatural components into its narrative. There are scenes of people falling and jumping off cliffs and other dangerous behaviors, but there isn't any blood or gore. There's some kissing (including same sex) and other mild sexual innuendo, mainly among teens crushing on each other. Later episodes refer to deaths, medical procedures, and potential ghost-like beings. Some young people will find it compelling, but others may find it a little slow.
Is It Any Good?
The character-driven series combines teen drama with the supernatural to create a engaging, but creepy, narrative. The cast plays cliched characters, including the arrogant popular girl, the antihero, the stereotypical airhead, and the geeky social outcast. The interactions between them reveal the details about what is really happening on the island, creating a growing sense of suspense. Like most young adult television, the plot lines are pretty farfetched, but still offers enough twists and turns to make them compelling. However, because The A List relies on dialogue, rather than action, to move the story along, some may find it a little slow. Nonetheless, tweens and teens who tune in may find it worthy of binge watching.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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