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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Supernatural soap opera is sexual, violent -- and boring.

TV Netflix Drama 2018
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"Small town inhabited by supernatural beings" is a formula that works best when the show doesn't take itself too seriously (see: True Blood). This soap has the nudity and violence, but zero humor. Tidelands suffers from a terminal case of self-seriousness, which would be totally forgivable if the special effects weren't so lo-fi, or the storylines weren't such convoluted nonsense. While the series is full of gorgeous scenery and hot actors, that's about all it has going for it. There are seeds of a better show here -- the mythology of these creatures could be fun to explore in more detail, especially concerning the gender dynamics between the more-powerful female Tidelanders and their weaker male counterparts. Should a second season come about, the creators would be wise to tighten up the writing, add a heftier dash of camp, and turn this into the guilty-pleasure binge watch that seems to be its destiny.

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