Parents' Guide to

The Last Bus

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fantasy violence, brave teens in binge-worthy sci-fi.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

A Perfect series for the family to watch together!

My children range from 5 to 12, so it's getting harder to find things we can all enjoy together. The only thing "concerning" about this series is that it has some suspensful/intense moments, so be mindful if your child is sensitive. I love that there is no romance. Season 1 is all about friendship, family, and forgiveness. The main characters are kids and there are some instances of "bullying" type situations, but they always turn it positive. There are great teachable moments and examples of people working together. I hope the next season stays family-friendly!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 10+

Very cute

There actually was a kiss in the beginning, between two kids on the bus

This title has:

Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

This series plays out as a thought-provoking, visually appealing eco-fable with strong messages about the ways in which a younger generation must make different choices from the generation which preceded it. A great plot and strong performances from the kid cast make The Last Bus shamelessly enjoyable to watch. Fears of the world coming to an end are countered by the warmth of true friendships. While parents and kids alike may enjoy laughing through the mishaps the kid-centered cast encounters, some action-paced scenes will be too scary for younger viewers. There are plenty of laughable moments but also instances of intense peril as the kid protagonists band together to ultimately survive. Kids will catch on to the show's cautionary reminder to take care of our environment, and viewers may walk away from this binge-worthy series with a new understanding of the consequences we may face when we rely too heavily on tech. The open-ended conclusion will leave viewers at the edge of their seats awaiting season two.

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