Parents' Guide to

The Gifted

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Intense X-Men follow-up raises thoughtful themes for teens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

See More Than An TV Show

Now I understand the concept of views and the percentage to allow the money to be an factor to even produce another season but what about the fans people that really matter. Out of 100% of this world there's only an 3/4 to over 76% of people that watched and loved the show and you stopped and maybe for good reasons coming to the idea of production. But I'm really feeling like some of the members of the the Gifted, having to fight a global media base to bring back a show that secretly means a lot. Another hit down the drain. Thanks America

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

Great show for tweens and teens!

This is coming from a 12 year old; this show is gifted! I have been watching it for awhile and I'm almost finished. Me and my friends all love this show! There is a little bit of drug use, and some violence like one of the main people in this show, gets shot in the chest. Other then that this show is great!

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (16):

This fast-paced action series doesn't need to align itself with the X-Men brand to inspire a following, being plenty capable of wooing and retaining viewers on its own merit. There are enough nods to the X-Men and character crossovers to set the stage for the story's timing, but not so many that new arrivals will feel lost without the movies' context. Sharp writing, sympathetic characters, and unrelenting tension make The Gifted must-see TV for Marvel fans especially.

This dark series also presents some thoughtful issues that have relevance even in our own, mutant-devoid world, particularly with regard to how we identify normality and deal with people who don't fit the construct of it. In particular, the Struckers illustrate how human reactions evolve as our circumstances change, first as seeming outsiders to the matter in question (in this case, how to handle and neutralize the threat of mutants), and later as firsthand players in the debate. The Gifted is tense, violent, and best suited for teens and adults who can appreciate these and other thoughtful themes that emerge as the story develops.

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