The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Heartrending child abuse docu explores complex issues.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

The best documentary about child abuse out there

Okay.. let’s start with.. I watch any and every documentary about crimes, this was the most traumatic one I have ever watched, I spent about two days watching this in the evening after work huddled up on the couch with my headphones in, I probably cried… no not tears, but ugly blubbering crying 90% through this entire thing, I had to take breaks from my husband and child and go to the bathroom and cry, this completely tore my heart apart, it’s now been about two years since I watched this and I am still scared with how this so called mother and step father treated this poor little baby, there is NO excuses for the lack of care and human decency they gave as completely crazed human beings or the lack of ANYONE!!!!! Doing anything! I am just blown away at every step of this case, it makes me cry to this day if I think about details.. I am still in just udder shock about anyone let alone a mother than birthed this child could do or allow someone else to treat that “thing” she called “her” child.. they were both brought straight from hell where they will rot when they finally die in prison. Live on sweet Gabriel ❤️❤️❤️

This title has:

Great messages
age 16+

stressful to watch.

You know, when I watched this I had to stop many times. It was sad and stressful to watch. You know, this is real life. And I think this will make kids uneasy when they watch it. I recommend you show them unsolved mysteries and cold case files. I cried at least 25 times and stopped it to. This show Shows how child’s abuse needs to stop.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 26, 2020
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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