The Dangerous Book for Boys

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Magic book reunites family in warmhearted adventure show.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

what a disappointment

We love the book in which this series is based on and were excited to watch it with my 9 year old son. With references to past drug use, casual sex and the awful book 50 shades of grey...this should not be a show for young children. ugh!

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Too much sex
age 14+

Sadly Insults a Worthy Book

I began watching this with my children, ages 5, 7, and 9, considering that we own the book, had seen the previews, and checked the rating. This is not appropriate for young children. The Y7 rating is misleading. As previous reviewers have posted, there was enough content within the first thirty minutes that led me to "yank the cord." The children in the show do not treat each other or their mother respectfully. The grandmother and uncle are not decent characters. As if the character interaction weren't atrocious enough, the plot is challenged. What is most sad is that there was potential, the idea of making a show that presents the book's content, a decent show with great role models and neat adventure. Epic failure and one that we will not revisit.

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