Them

TV review by Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Controversial horror series about racism is a tough watch.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Stay woke people

I think while you are watching with your child. Allow them to ask questions , and have a open dialogue with what they have watched. My daughter and I watched it together. And we both had our perception about, in what we took from the series in itself.

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age 15+

One of the best series I've ever seen, but very mature.

Them is an anthology series based on a black family moving to an all-white neighbourhood in Los Angeles. As you can imagine this series is about racism, it is similar to Jordan Peeles' 'Us' and 'Get Out' but way more mature. It can be extremely hard to watch as it contains disturbing scenes and probably the most graphic and brutal depiciton of racism in cinema history. It also has some supernatural elements. About sexy stuff: **SPOILERS**: In episode five a graphic rape scene between a white man and a black woman, she is screaming in agony. Some sexual dialogue but not too much. A woman is seen in underwear but reveals too little. About gory stuff and violence: EXTREMELY brutal and gory. Lots of blood, scary stuff, some scary characters that appear in the series, a dog is seen dead and contorted. A woman sets 2 people on fire, a woman cooks his children (off-screen) but later the kitchen is seen full of blood. A man cuts his fingers, graphic. A black girl paints herself white to be 'beautiful', disturbing. A man bashes a womans head into a sink a lot of times and then smashes her into a door, she dies. A woman steps in a mans leg and breaks it, bone cracking sound. A man shoots a cop in the stomach. A group of cheerleaders are seen dancing but then they contort and twist and turn grey. About the language: Strong language throughout. The 'N word', F*cking, F*ck, P*ssy, Lots and lots of racial slurs Alcohol and smoking: Since the series is set in the 1950's, expect lots of smoking, some alcohol. About episode 5: *SPOILERS*: Episode 5 is about the story of the Emory's and what happened to baby chester. This episode made me sick and I could'nt sleep properly, this episode definetly is 16+ and it cpntains a warning before watching the episode. i would not recommend to continue reading this if you have suffered trauma, or had been abused. One of the most disturbing and sick scenes of the whole series was when Lucky was alone with baby chester in their North Carolina home, and we see the lady that asked her for the baby earlier in the series, she approaches the house with two men, they break in and lucky hides chester in a closet, then one of them starts graphically raping the mother (no nudity) but she is seen in pain and screaming, Then the lady fins the baby and wraps him in a white sheet and starts singing Old Black Joe and then starts smashing the baby in the floor, then tosses it to the two men and they toss the baby with various objects, I wish I would've skipped this sceneif I knew what was coming. Then they stop when the sheets turn red and blood is seen coming out of the sheet, then they flee the house. Definetly disturbing. Well, I guess I could say that was all, absolutely stunning performances byt the actors, great story, definetly 9.3/10

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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