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Parents' Guide to

The Flight Attendant

By Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Frenetic, fun murder-mystery is bloody and boozy.

TV Max Drama 2020
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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

Great thriller show

I really enjoyed this show, it's a great mystery-thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Kaley Cuoco is fantastic, it's nice to see her in a different role. I've never watch a crime show that was as original and unpredictable as this one. There is a lot of f-bombs in the show. Kaley's swearing fits the situations she's in, but her friend, Annie, drops the f-bomb a lot for no reason. I find her character a bit annoying so that may be why I find her swearing more annoying, but just a heads up about that. There is a sex scene in the first episode, but it is only a few seconds and doesn't show much. There is another in the second episode that last a bit longer and shows a lot more nudity (the guy is shown from behind completely naked). Also, there is a LOT of alcohol consumption and alcoholism in general. All in all a great show, I was able to look past the few things that annoyed me and enjoyed it. I'd say 14+.
age 15+

Interesting & Thrilling

It does have some sexual content & mild nudity. But it has strong language and alcohol consumption. All of these help take the story forward & make it more gripping. The Tension increases with every episode.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Kaley Cuoco's ascent into a meatier role after The Big Bang Theory landed on Thanksgiving 2020, when a series about pre-COVID-19 travel feels like a most welcome dream. Though The Flight Attendant's fast-paced story of murder, alcoholism, and sheer panic is nightmarish, the eight-episode series feels soaring and sparkly and fun when you're watching solo in sweatpants. The writing moves at a breakneck pace; in the first 45 minutes we're introduced to Cassie, her partying lifestyle, her cohort of flight attendants, her brother and his family, her drinking problem, traumatic childhood memories, and, of course, that dead body. As both star and executive producer of The Flight Attendant, Cuoco is clearly signaling that she's moving beyond "Bazinga," and HBO has become a favorite network for stars looking to push beyond a PG audience (Euphoria, anyone?). Older teens and adults should strap in, hang on, and brace for whiplash.

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