Parents' Guide to

The Last Ship

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tense post-apocalyptic thriller is violent and scary.

TV TNT Drama 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

It's a good show, just be aware of these few things.

Episode-specific details have been deleted. Only provide series or season details. Episode specific items should be added to the episode. Scenes with cleavage. Women's dress open all the way down to stomach lots of cleavage shown throughout a good amount of one episode. Some mild kisses. Two very passionate kisses. One very tense sexual scene in bathroom. A girl sleeping with only panties on. One implied sex scene which is discussed in parallel but nothing shown.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Don't watch

A lot swearing: Oh my God, Jesus, Son of Bitch, asshole, God Damn, shit, don't understand common sense medias scanning of content. In there rating states only lite language, really! You shouldn't be called common sense media because this isn't common sense. I find this with a lot of you reviews does anyone really actually watch these shows if they did they would see all the profanity that is present. At least you don't call yourself a Christian media web site!

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Spanish flu and the Black Plague had no trouble killing off enormous percentages of the world's population even before casual international travel was a thing, so a pandemic that snuffs out half the global population in a matter of months doesn't read as sci-fi; it reads as an all-too-possible scenario. That adds a creepily realistic little chill to The Last Ship that's not present in dramas built on less grounded scenarios. We can all imagine being in the shoes of the U.S.S. Nathan's crew: stuck somewhere remote, safe for now, but wondering grimly what's waiting for us back home.

Things move along briskly on The Last Ship, so much so that there's not much time for characterization. And, thus, the characters on the show read a bit as ciphers or plot devices, making it more difficult for the viewer to relate to them or care what happens to each in particular. But there's certainly enough gee-whiz exotic imagery of global locations, as well as loving shots of military gear, to satisfy action lovers or armchair soldiers. The Last Ship isn't a show viewers need to think deeply about; it's enough to be swept away by the dramatic plot.

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