Parents' Guide to

The Gates

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Supernatural drama has vampires but is no Twilight.

TV ABC Drama 2010
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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

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Too much sex
age 15+

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With all the supernatural shows out there this is definitely one of the best , the last episode made you look forward to another season only to find out it was canceled , I am hoping one of the networks picks this up because I feel it will be worth it . I read where Fox knew after the 1st episode there wasn't going to be a 2ND season so why give us the viewers an ending like that I think that was just cruel to put us through that at least you could have ended it without a cliffhanger. Shame on you Fox

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

The Gates is trying to ride the current wave of interest in all things related to vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural. It's stylish, the characters are easy on the eyes, and it's got all the right ingredients: a protagonist who's got something to prove, rich people with something to hide, and several teens full of hormones and angst.

What it lacks is anything that sets it apart. There's so much here that seems drawn from other movies and TV shows -- and so much that just doesn't make sense. Really, who decided that vampires and werewolves should pal around? And is there really a cream the lets bloodsuckers go out in sunlight, or is that just a convenient plot device because it would be hard to film a whole series at night? So much of this series seems forced, and so little is fun.

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