Parents' Guide to

The Crossing

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Crackling mystery series a great choice for tweens and up.

TV ABC Drama 2018
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Must watch

Great actors, excellent storyline.

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Great messages

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ABC has been trying to make an absorbing, big, creepy mystery series to rival Lost since that series went off the air, and with this intriguing sci-fi entry, it may have finally cracked the code. The Crossing doesn't have that overstuffed feeling that plagues many sci-fi series -- its central mystery is complex enough to be interesting, but simple enough that it (hopefully!) won't frustrate like the ultimately-too-much-to-tie-together Lost. The best sci-fi shows give viewers a new perspective not just on the future but on our present, and in the series' pilot, when we hear a survivor say that all of the time-refugees are in "The America of old in the Long Peace," it makes you consider how very comfortable it is to be watching an eerie show from the perspective of a cozy couch in a country without a military war in its borders.

It also doesn't sound too far out of the realm of possibility that future folk may have managed to create what sound like a bunch of X-Men, nor that the new and improved people might clash with their less-talented human cousins. And this show's cast, particularly the always lovable Zahn and the intense, steely-eyed Natalie Martinez, ably spins out the revelations about where the recently arrived refugees have been, and where they're going. Sci-fi fans and viewers who appreciate a good future-apocalyptic thriller are in luck.

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