Parents' Guide to

The I-Land

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bad island mystery a Lost rip-off, has some violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2019
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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

No, please don't watch.

It seemed nice, starting off with a mystery and amnesia for all member so the I-land. However most every character is a horrible person, that would rape, kill, or lie with no reason. Do not watched, i punished myself. Like its predecessor LOST, the ending leaves you disappointed and confused. Please do not watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 12+

Good Survival/Mind Game Show!

Is It Any Good?

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

Puzzle box dramas need a few crucial elements to succeed: high stakes, twists, and compelling characters -- this series has none of those things. The characters are virtually indistinguishable from one another, and conflicts between them feel manufactured and arbitrary. While the show tries to raise the stakes, characters still seem to treat life-and-death decisions nonchalantly. And the twists are pretty easy to get ahead of, especially if you're familiar with The I-Land's clear predecessor, Lost.

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