The Hour

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Artful drama explores the origins of news as we know it.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Not What I View as TV-14

We're a Christian household, and are always trying to find things that fit within our moral standards. This show does have a lot of cursing (which I mute, aided by a script I find online) and ended up liking the storyline and that there wasn't excessive gore or sex scenes... until either episode three or four, when an extremely inappropriate love scene toward the end started on the screen. Nothing I would let any fourteen-year-old, or even myself, at nineteen, to watch. I am much stricter, I suppose, on what I would consider too intimate for the general public to be exposed to no matter their age, but I find a lot of parents would agree that this is too mature for fourteen-year-olds or anyone under the age of seventeen. So sad because I was enjoying watching the show with all of the mystery and intrigue.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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