A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some Russian history is imparted.
A theme of connection between humans runs through the series.
Positive Role Models
Hajar is a smart, compassionate young Muslim woman who exhibits great strength in the face of harsh racist comments from her employer.
Violence & Scariness
Opening credits depict the murder of the Romanoff family; a vicious murder is described during a court case; a man slaps a woman before they have sex; a couple discusses how to kill someone.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A couple has sex and talk graphically to each other; a man and woman kiss and embrace; infidelity is a running theme.
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"F--k," s--t," c--k," "c--t," "bitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are shown smoking cigarettes and marijuana; people drink wine, champagne and hard alcohol on a cruise.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Romanoffs is an anthology series on Amazon Prime Video with each episode following a different distant relative of the Romanoffs, the famously slain Russian royal family. Created and directed by Mad Men's Matthew Weiner, the series is well done but very mature in its content, language, and focus. Profanity includes "f--k," s--t," c--k," "c--t," and "bitch." Characters have sex on screen and the series has running themes of infidelity. Most teens may not have a lot to keep them engaged here beyond some really good acting and compelling storytelling.
Is It Any Good?
Written and directed by the confident hand of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, this series comes out of the gate with some strong (and long!) episodes. Like entries in a collection of loosely connected short stories, The Romanoffs is superbly acted by a solid lineup of talent. Narratively, these episodes tell small scale stories, with realistic stakes, that then speak to bigger more universal concerns and desires -- marriage, children, aging, personal fulfillment. And again, similar to the best short fiction these episodes skillfully tell a satisfying story in a lean, brisk fashion.
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