A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Supernatural themes including the presence of ghosts, magical powers, and curses. Friendship, parenting, infidelity, and death are also addressed.
Positive Role Models
The Ghost Club is curious, but not always brave. Sam's father is a committed single parent. Jenny and Peter Fernandes have their problems. Some people aren't always who they seem to be.
Violence & Scariness
Bloody, violent assaults are visible. Supernatural events lead to people dying in mysterious (and horrible) ways.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo, and not-so-subtle references to infidelity.
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Curses like "s--t" and "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drunken behavior occasionally visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Typewriter is an Indian (dubbed into English) supernatural series about a book, a haunted house, and a group of young ghost hunters. It's not as terror-driven as some horror shows, but expect lots of suspenseful moments, as well as frightening, bloody scenes that result in death. Curses are audible, drinking, drunken behavior, and violent assaults are visible. There are some mature themes, too, including infidelity and the death of a beloved parent.
Is It Any Good?
This TV adaptation of a web series spins a ghostly tale that's more charming than terrifying. While it has suspense and some bloody, scary moments, the pace of the series is set by the young members of the Ghost Club, who consistently find themselves caught up in some sort of mischief while pursuing their spirit-hunting passion. The interactions between the extended cast makes for some comical moments, reveals romantic tensions, and churns out subsequent plot lines. While these inevitably collide with the supernatural narrative at various points in the story world, chances are it will remind you of popular stateside shows like Stranger Things than darker, more horror-driven series like The Haunting of Hill House. Those looking for a more traditional variation of the genre may be disappointed by the lack of extra scary stuff, but what Typewriter presents is well-written, extremely entertaining, and oddly addictive.
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