The Fall

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

age 17+

Serial-killer drama targets adults with sex and violence.

Netflix Drama 2013

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Very disturbing but a great show.

Not something for kids to watch at all. The whole show focuses on a serial killer in Belfast so clearly a lot of ideas are very disturbing and quite scary (especially as the killer focuses on his murders being quite sexually driven). Fantastic performances but this is something you do need to be mature about when watching it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Disturbing show

DO NOT let your kids OR teens watch this show. The Common sense media review does not reflect the violent and abhorrent nature of the show. Sure it is well produced and the acting is great but WTF were they thinking with the story line?! I have seen plenty of crime and violent shows but this is disturbing and frankly not worth my time. It is done as if to normalise this aweful way of violence - constantly showing the very violent rape-sex-aggresive-realistic-sick scenes right after or before the scenes of the killer having a normal family life with his kids. The worst of it is not the nudity, or the sexual material or even the killings. The worst is the merging of the normal with the sick. .. Giving the necklace of one of his victims to his daughter...Really?? Dont watch it. Ps. and why is there no icon in the common sense media review for "too sick". Or something similar.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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