Parents' Guide to

The Last Kids on Earth

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kids fight monsters in funny post-apocalyptic series.

TV Netflix Action 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+


the premise of the story is scary for kids and especially after dealing with the pandemic and the uneasiness of the world not a good choice. it seemed funny and harmless but caused anxiety and fear. do not recommend.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Gave my 8 year old nightmares

My 8 year old daughter had nightmares all night, After her second sitting watching this. She was shaking in her sleep and waking every two hours terrified. Talking about the program. I’ve never seen her disturbed like this by tv before. It’s totally out of character. So definitely worth being aware of this although she said it was amazing and great to watch but in the night she said she was so scared she wanted to go to hospital!
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (14 ):

This series does a great job of balancing pure fun with substance. Kids will like the realistic and likable characters who deal with real tween problems while trying to survive the apocalypse. There is a high sense of adventure as the kids fight monsters, but The Last Kids on Earth never feels too scary. Tense moments are diffused with funny asides. Three of the four main characters are smart and resourceful, and the fourth (a reformed school bully) is used as a foil. These kids are fully developed characters who show real emotions. Kids who like science fiction and relatable tween characters like those in Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Raina Telgemeier's books will like this show. Though the main cast is mostly boys, June is a fantastic female lead many girls will identify with.

Parents should be aware that there are some more mature elements to this show. Because the kids battle monsters and zombies, they use physical force and weapons, though the violence isn't gratuitous or gory, and it's always against fantastical monsters. Since there are no adults to moderate their behavior, the kids are somewhat naughty at times. They backtalk to each other, eat junk food, and steal things from abandoned stores. The series makes it clear that the kids are living in abnormal end-of-the-world circumstances, and that these reckless behaviors are outside the norm.

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