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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bloody, sexy Egyptian epic mixes facts and fiction.

TV Spike Drama 2015
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Nobody's expecting the Spike network -- a cable channel that has traditionally catered to adult men with shows such as Ink Master, Half Pint Brawlers and Deadliest Warrior -- to be a pillar of historical accuracy. But Tut at least signifies an attempt to attract a broader audience beyond fans of, say, mixed martial-arts fighting and SpongeBob SquarePants reruns with a respectable TV epic that gets a lot of things right about King Tut's reign.

Though it might have worked well as a full-order drama, Tut definitely plays better as a three-part miniseries, pooling its resources into three long episodes that explore the intricacies of politics and power but pack a wallop when it comes to violence and sex. That translates into television that's technically rated TV-14 yet comes as close as you can get to being explicit, so teens will get an eyeful along with any education.

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