Parents' Guide to

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Classic espionage drama is dated but still hits the mark.

TV Online Drama 1964
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

A very wonderful show

Lives up to the Alpha Male standard and is wonderful for kids. The violence is just right and there is almost no sex in this show. Even though it's a bit dated, see no problem with kids watching this show.

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More than half a century after it first aired, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. still manages to entertain, even with its rudimentary effects and significant cheese factor in comparison to the modern caliber of dramas. Much of its appeal can be attributed to Vaughn, who's exceptional in the leading role, and his working relationship with his able Soviet counterpart. Their cooperation was groundbreaking in the '60s, given political tensions at the time, but now it's just another quality feature of this long-respected series.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. also shows its age in pristine content that's unburdened by any strong language, minimal sexuality (mostly suggestions), and violence that's mostly blood-free. Yes, people are still killed (always the bad guys), but it's pretty sanitary viewing. What does stand out are the interactions between men and women, which usually are laced with sexual suggestions and knowing smiles. Even so, if you're looking for a spy drama that's safe to share with your tweens, this classic might fit the bill.

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