Parents' Guide to

The Peripheral

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

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

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent 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.
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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This thrilling series seems to have learned from Westworld's mistakes. That show's first season was vague and mysterious but left little for viewers to hang their hat on besides trying to guess the secret twist. While there are plenty of questions and twists to track in The Peripheral, too, this time the characters are asked to solve them, rather than the audience. Viewers can try to guess what's going on, but they can also simply enjoy the suspense as Flynne navigates immense danger while trying to figure it all out herself.

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