Two Weeks to Live

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Marty Brown, Common Sense Media
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Lots of violence, booze, sex talk in glib action comedy.

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Positive Messages

Though satirical, Two Weeks to Live is a coming-of-age story about leaving home, questioning what you've been taught, and learning to take responsibility for yourself and your actions.

Positive Role Models

Characters often make poor decisions, but are otherwise trusting, clever, skilled, and genuinely care for one another.

Violence

Violence is a major part of Two Weeks to Live. It's a revenge story in which the main character is skilled with weapons and hand-to-hand combat. Gunplay is shown frequently, and a murder by stabbing is revisited multiple times. Footage of a nuclear bomb is shown as well.

Sex

Sexual content includes talking and joking about sex.

Language

Profanity is used throughout and includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," etc. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Characters drink alcohol to the point of drunkenness and smoke marijuana, cigarettes, and cigars.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Two Weeks to Live is a comedy series about a woman who is out to get revenge on the man who murdered her father. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) stars, and the series is a showcase for her stunt and martial arts abilities. Violence is a major part of the show, and includes gunfights, stabbings, and hand-to-hand combat. Most of the violence is played for laughs, but the consequences (such as death) have real stakes for the characters. The show contains some sexual content, as characters talk and joke openly about sex. Characters are seen drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication and smoking marijuana and tobacco. Profanity is used throughout, including "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," etc. Mature teens and adult audiences will find that the show stays pretty glib about its edgy subject matter throughout.

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What's the story?

TWO WEEKS TO LIVE tells the story of Kim Noakes (Maisie Williams), who runs into trouble shortly after leaving home for the first time. After witnessing the brutal murder of her father, Kim was raised in seclusion by her mother (Sian Clifford). When a couple of new friends trick her into believing the world is literally ending, Kim kicks her goals into hyper-drive and enacts a plan to avenge her father's death by killing the man who murdered him.

Is it any good?

Maisie Williams generated an enormous amount of goodwill through her sharp portrayal of young assassin Arya Stark on Game of Thrones. Two Weeks to Live provides a platform for Williams to showcase her stunt fighting and physical acting skills, while giving her a character to play that's thematically similar to Arya but tonally completely different. But being a gateway show for Arya fans is about the only thing that Two Weeks to Live has going for it. The series tends to sell out its characters for comedy that never really lands. The aloofness of the show undercuts its violence and thereby misses what made Arya Stark so endearing in the first place -- a reminder that the desire for revenge is a heavy burden to bear.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Kim Noakes. What did you think of Kim when she was first introduced? Does she live up to your initial expectations? What do we know about Kim's background? How does that influence her actions throughout Two Weeks to Live?

  • What is Kim's relationship like with her mother? How does the way she was raised affect her adult choices? How does her relationship with her mother change over the course of the show?

  • What does Two Weeks to Live have to say about revenge? Why does Kim want revenge? Does she learn anything about revenge through the course of the show?

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