Parents' Guide to

The Tomorrow People

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent sci-fi series raises discussion points for teens.

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great show!

This show is amazing! Great for kids 11-14, and fun for everyone. Definitely a nice watch. Robbie Amell does an amazing job!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (13):

The concept of people with supernatural powers is no stranger to the TV screen. Even taking classic supers like Superman out of the equation, it's been done in shows like Heroes and The 4400 with varying degrees of success. Enter The Tomorrow People, a teen-geared drama centered on a conflicted main character on a quest to uncover secrets from his past and to determine a path for his future. In basic terms like these, he's little different from most other teens, and his journey to find his niche is somewhat reminiscent of your teens' efforts to carve their own paths in life.

The show isn't entirely soapy frills or gripping drama, but it does entertain enough to raise your curiosity about what might happen next. Even better (at least for teens), it revolves around a cast of young adults of considerable physical attraction, which is bound to help its chances with this demographic. One has to consider what this is saying to the teens tuning in, though: If you're casting gorgeous twentysomethings to play supposedly run-of-the-mill high schoolers, doesn't it send impractical messages about how regular teens should look and act? The Tomorrow People certainly isn't alone on this issue, but it is something to ponder.

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