A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Climate change can have fatal results.
Positive Role Models
Simone is strong, courageous, and never stops being committed to Rasmus. The group is loyal to each other.
Violence & Scariness
People are shown writhing in pain, vomiting, and dying. Semi-automatic weapons used to kill (blood splatter sometimes visible). A gang rape is suggested, and cannibalism is a theme in one episode.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Folks in underwear, partial stages of undress; one episode shows partially exposed breasts. Romance, jealousy, and relationship issues emerge.
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"Damn," "s--t," "f--k." Rude gestures.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Hard liquor consumption and smoking occasionally visible. Morphine, rohypnol, and injected sedatives are used in various contexts.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Rain is a Netflix original series about survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. It features disturbing images of people writhing in pain, being shot with semi-automatic weapons, and dying. As the series moves forward, content gets stronger, including sexual violence, partial nudity, drinking, smoking, and drug use. Romance, jealousy, and other coming-of-age themes are also present.
Is It Any Good?
This gritty dystopian series, which is dubbed into English, combines horror-laced thrills and a classic coming-of-age story to create something unrelentingly dark and compelling. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that was actively destroyed by climate-related events, Simone, Rasmus, and the rest of the group build friendships, fall in love, fight jealousies, while simultaneously face the brutality of the diseased and violent world they are now forced to live in.
The overall story, which sometimes feels like a cross between Contagion and The Walking Dead, isn't particularly original. The warning it sends about the negative impact humans have on the climate is obvious, too. But this doesn't stop The Rain from being entertaining. The harrowing details of their journey, along with flashbacks of pivotal moments in each character's lives, are offered at a pace that leaves little time to get bored. If you're looking for a binge-worthy end of the world drama, The Rain will fit the bill.
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