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The InBetween

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark crime show about all-powerful psychic is pretty flat.

TV NBC Drama 2019
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Super Wonder Human

Its a show about a girl that has a gift and she sees or feels dead people and helps her dad solve crimes by some of the clues she's given through out her day. Is as real as it can get. The cast complements each other with their great talent. I love Cassie so much I can relate to everything her journey takes her. Is up to date hip and cool. A modern drama with a twist of psych and paranormal activity. This is the greatest crossover ever and the best thing that the leading role is a powerful female. ❤

Is It Any Good?

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The trouble with this series isn't just that it gives its central character psychic powers, but that it seems to give her every psychic power. She has premonitions, talks to the dead, reads minds, and sees visions of the past. One of the reasons The Mentalist and some of its imitators are so successful is that they place restrictions on their protagonists. Patrick Jane was, essentially, a con man, so he was constantly having to work within realistic limitations to solve crimes, even if he was exceptionally good at it. Cassie can't do everything all at once, but her gifts change according to what the story needs her to do.

For mystery stories to work, they need to be a fair fight, and there needs to be a reasonable chance the bad guys will win. The InBetween gets it backwards, stacking the deck so far in Cassie's favor that, like her, the viewer always knows what's coming.

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