Parents' Guide to

The Unlisted

By Ayize Everett, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Australian tween sci-fi mystery is a delight, some peril.

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Love it!

I thought this might be to scary cause I don't like scary movies or shows. But this was intriguing and had suspense without being overly scary. Some parts are but it's more fun and entertaining. I really really hope there is going to be a season 2!!!!!
1 person found this helpful.
age 8+
I have watched this series with my children (8, 11, 13) and students (14+) and all have found it interesting, engaging, and "more-ish". Would love more series like this to enjoy as a family!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (27 ):

This Australian drama is fairly light and fun, despite the overtones of menace. The main family, the Sharmas, are an Australian family of Indian descent, preparing to celebrate Diwali just as the series starts. The sense of danger comes mostly from the adults at the school and secret organizations that are committed to keeping this project a secret. As a result, the show does play on some "us versus them" thinking regarding teen and adult relationships, but the actual "bad guys" don't include all adults and it's fun to discover the plot along with the kids.

It's also great to see a highly diverse cast of characters without that being the point of The Unlisted. The grandmother of the boys also plays a prominent role in the family, modeling a healthy intergenerational relationship, something not typically depicted on shows involving tweens. It's the lead actors and those that play their family that really sell the show. It's fun, bright, and interesting; this is a really great choice for tweens who want some serious sci-fi mystery but aren't quite ready for Lost or other grown-up conspiracy shows.

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