Parents' Guide to

The Whispers

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Kids do very bad things in creepy, adult-oriented mystery.

TV ABC Drama 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

any age can watch this

my family super loved the whispers because the kids are so cut and tis a family series and all age can watch this

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The first five minutes of The Whispers are by far the most compelling, blending elements of creepy and quirky and ending with a sickening thud. But after that, the series skates the line between predictable and preposterous, thanks to dialogue that jumps to obvious conclusions and plot elements far too ridiculous to be real. Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg might be attached to the project, but when it comes to creepy kids, The Whispers is no Poltergeist. It's certainly not the worst thing on, but it isn't as great as it could be.

The fact that kids play such a prominent role in The Whispers hardly means it's meant for young eyes either. It's not so much that violence, language, or sexual content are big issues (they're actually pretty tame compared to other TV offerings); rather, it's because the central characters' problems -- from infidelity to divorce to political treachery -- will probably only appeal to adults. And, in the end, even they might decide that The Whispers really isn't worth talking about.

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