Parents' Guide to

The Innocents

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Teen love story with sci-fi twist has some edgy content.

TV Netflix Drama 2018
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

age 15+

Enjoyed this!

Great story and will watch Season 2. There is some mature sexual content that would be too much for anyone under 15. I love the lead actors that the love story between them is sweet. I like shows set in Europe because kids get to see a different culture, which is always eye opening.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Well-acted, and with a layered plot and satisfying revelations, this series begins a bit shakily, and viewers can't be blamed for thinking this is going to be just another "teenager with special powers goes on the run" kind of show. The Innocents soon differentiates itself by not letting the story or the circumstances veer toward the fantastical. It treats the standard situation of teenagers running away realistically and the condition of shape-shifting seriously, and grounds the story with believable consequences. The focus here is more on character development and personal dynamics than on fast-paced action and sci-fi spectacle. Apart from its shape-shifting concept, this is primarily a love story that looks at not only the young love of June and Harry but also other complex variations of connection -- between husbands and wives, parents and children, and more.

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