The Right Stuff

TV review by Matt Cabral, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Space drama is serviceable but doesn't reach the stars.

Disney+ Drama 2020

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Great for adults - iffy for kids

My wife and I rarely agree on television series that we both like. This one has been a winner for us and is currently one of our favorite shows. The story is well presented and the historical aspect of it is very interesting, but some of the drama is very much in the vein of "Mad Men" with a lot of emphasis on the sexual relationships these men had with their wives (and in some cases, with other women). Consistent with the time, nearly everyone smokes and there is a lot of focus on alcohol. We have mature tweens, but this isn't something we have watched with them and although I think the series could generate some interesting conversations if we watched it together, I don't think it would be appropriate for them to watch by themselves.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Not great...

I was excited about this series, unfortunately it focuses too much on Alan Shepherd's infidelity. Every scene with a woman he either flirts or sleeps with them. It's quite ridiculous.

This title has:

Too much sex

TV Details

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