The Peripheral

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Solid sci-fi puzzle box show has intense, violent sequences.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Watch out for the gore!

The plot seems really interesting and the acting is great, but I had to turn it off in the first episode when the main character is forced to have her eye cut out of her head while still awake. Granted, it's not "real" but we're told she still feels everything, so it feels real to her. There was *no* reason to show that, and I really kept expecting something to happen to stop it or interrupt it or something. But nope! Whoever rated this 11+ should be ashamed of themselves. *I* might have nightmares from this show and my 11 year old sure as heck would.
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age 17+

Adults only.

Okay to be honest, I LOVE this show. But I’m an adult. In my 50s. I agree with other reviewers that there is gore and ALOT of f bombs and JC language. None of it needed. The story and acting are great. The female heroine that is strong, empathic, and rocks at gaming is inspiring. I think this show should be for adults only though. Too bad. I’ll probably read the book and see if it’s more palatable for youth.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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