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The Terminal List

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Formulaic military action thriller has violence, language.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 16+

Reviewer did not watch entire series!!!

The sex category needs to be raised slightly. There is a scene in a strip club in episode 3 or 4 that is not mentioned. This is the second time I relied on a review of a series just to find out the reviewer watched only the first few episodes. I recommend whoever is reviewing these to either list the episodes reviewed or watch the entire series before posting. Can be misleading to parents.
age 17+

Cursing, sex, drugs, normal for prime but not for me.

Fascinating story line and I'm several episodes in. That said this has gone the way of other prime series with robust use of the F word, graphic and cruel violence (episode 2 had a gun to the chin brains blown everywhere scene), and sexual content (strip club / lap dance) and drugs. I didn't assume this was family friendly, but as a 52 year old even I feel increasingly uneasy watching the series. Its every bit of rated R, and my wife and I are going to chose something else. Keep in mind, the writing is good, and the series would have just as many fans without the junk, but those facts are lost on Prime.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (7 ):

This dark, often muddled series presents a story that becomes more complex with every turn. Viewers are presented with sometimes-contradictory flashbacks as Reece attempts to recall what happened during his ill-fated mission, which sometimes makes it harder to understand what is happening in real time. But despite the creative storytelling, The Terminal List is yet another tale about military brass and wealthy corporations putting their interests ahead of U.S. soldiers. There's enough fire power and violence to keep action fans entertained, but the themes that drive the series aren't particularly inspired.

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