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Parents' Guide to

Touch

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Kiefer's emotional drama explores fatherhood, connections.

TV Fox Drama 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Great story and acting

This is a great show, especially if you want to enjoy watching as a parent as well. It is rather serious at times, so I believe younger kids would get bored. Otherwise it’s appropriate, no sex, not too much violence and it’s a pretty fast paced show for the most part. We enjoyed it very much!
age 13+

Similar to person of interest but more about family

This show does not have much negative content and is pretty family friendly. Season 2 contains some bloody scenes. Season 2 is also more interesting and exciting. There is not much sexual content and minimal swearing. The show focuses on family and how our actions impact those around us.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

This intelligent, well-written series tells an interesting story by combining the events of 9/11, mathematical theory, and the challenges that come with raising a child with special needs to create a backdrop for each episode's story. Watching how each narrative impacts select individuals around the world is also very compelling.

While Jake's gifts are somewhat supernatural, the show does a good job of highlighting the complex challenges that come with trying to communicate with a child who can't do so in traditional ways. It also reminds us that people, like numbers, are interconnected in ways that we can't even dream of.

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