The Walking Dead

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Grim zombie drama is artful -- but awfully bloody.

AMC Drama 2010

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 117 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 430 reviews

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age 18+

The most violent show ever made.

Constant NC-17 carnage that gets more gnarly every season. No premium cable show even comes close to the horror. The violence against humans is far more graphic than the already gruesome zombie killings and the camera never cuts away from any of the butchery. Innocents are tied up have their heads bashed into paste, have their heads bashed and then their throats cut spewing all over the camera. Villagers are hacked limb by limb by machete wielding maniacs with even nastier aftermaths. People torn apart by zombies with extra sloppy practical affects and lingering on remaining caranage. Even more nasty is the human cannibalism which is far more sadistic and brutal. All this is just scratching the surface. Otherwise the show is just ok.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 17+

Great show, NOT suitable for kids.

I've watched this since the beginning and love it, however I genuinely cannot understand parents who think it's suitable for kids under the age of 13. What the hell?!! Nevermind the extreme zombie gore and violence, some of the stuff the humans do to each other (looking at you Negan!) is pretty grim. Personally, I wouldn't want my kids to watch it until they're at least 15/16 yrs old. No ten year old needs to see heads bashed in or guts falling out.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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