Parents' Guide to

Too Old to Die Young

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Indulgent, violent mystery series about a corrupt cop.

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This overlong, super-slow series lacks the dramatic tension that its creator Refn is known for. The past two decades have seen series creators and showrunners -- roles that used to be anonymous -- become brand names, so it shouldn't be a surprise that television now seems to be entering its auteur phase. Networks and steaming services have grown comfortable with recruiting notable directors and giving them complete autonomy over their work. When that strategy pays off, you might end up with something as unique and beguiling as David Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return. When it doesn't, you might end up with something like Too Old to Die Young, an indulgent and irrationally confident series that demands too many hours of investment while teasing a payoff that may not ever come. The series feels like it's made for hardcore fans only -- maybe even as a test of their devotion to their favorite auteur.

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