Parents' Guide to

The Innocent (2021)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent book adaptation has gore, nudity, sex, smoking.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Loved it

Man do the Spanish know how to make good thrillers. I'm picky when rating thrillers, I consume them like crazy and I've seek all kinds but this one, I watched every moment I had. 100% recommend. There are 2 cases where you see disfiguration and some parts can be quite violent but it's very interesting.
age 18+

Too many plots of twists.

It's a limited episodes series. I finished it on sitting. In the beginning I felt boring but from 3rd episode the series got interesting. Screenplay is good. Every episode has a twist.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This gripping adaptation of the Harlan Coben novel of the same name tells a dense, sophisticated story. With the help of flashbacks, it allows you to revisit key moments in key characters' pasts, which helps make the connections between previous events and what is occurring in real time. But this doesn't necessarily answer all of the questions raised in each plot line, and offers enough surprising twists to keep you questioning everybody's actions, and the motives behind them.

The series does go on too long, making it necessary to revisit things in order to keep up with the bevy of details that keep emerging. But The Innocent isn't meant to be easy viewing. It requires attention, and for viewers to process the graphic violence and explicit content, which is also very intense. This doesn't make it any less entertaining, but it's best left for viewers with the maturity to handle it.

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