Parents' Guide to

The Dresden Files

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Wizard crime drama is fun, but lacks magic spark.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Mystery and magic

I like this show personally but it might be a little scary for kids. My boys like the things that go bump in the night so we'll see how they like it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Thanks to the mystery surrounding the death of his enchanted mother and a childhood spent hiding and honing his magical skills, Harry Dresden superficially resembles another particularly notable wizard named Harry. But this Harry's wry sense of humor and Joe Schmo demeanor set him apart from your typical wand waver. He dates waitresses, drives an ancient Jeep, and looks a little rumpled around the edges.

With some ghoulish figures and potentially scary plotlines -- like the abduction of a child or the evil possession of a schoolteacher (one particularly nasty character magically skinned its victims, leading to brief glimpses of skinless bodies onscreen) -- The Dresden Files is best for mature tweens and up.

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