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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Edgy animated series has far-out plot, real emotion.

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Astonishing rotoscoped animation; clever and uncliched story

At least have a look at the amazing rotoscoped animation! The story is complicated, involving a sort of time travel, as it is intended for adults, but it is uncliched and generally has good values. I started it to see the rotoscoped animation, but was so drawn in by the animation+story that I binged it all in one sitting. I hope the streaming TV show developers can produce more innovative shows like this.

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Great messages
age 16+

Some language, interesting concept, not for kids

I'm on episode 2 and there have been 3 F-words and some interesting sexual references. Very interesting concept and well done, but not for kids or those sensitive to language or sexual references.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Far out and absolutely beautiful to look at, this ambitious series unfolds like a fever dream but stays perfectly grounded thanks to relatable, realistic characters. There's a moment in Undone's first episode that crystallizes how beautifully true to life this series is. Arriving home from a chaotic night with her sister, she starts pulling off her clothes on the way into bed when she catches her balance on a piano, curses as the keys emit a few notes, and hops away. People on TV don't usually accidentally lean on pianos. It's a small moment but it feels so real, and Alma feels real -- and then she starts having visions of her dead father, and darned if they don't feel real too (Bob Odenkirk's outrageously lovable presence certainly doesn't hurt).

Alma has questions, and she knows her family has secrets; her lifelong simmering anger has been the price she's paid for keeping the peace. But now she's become unstuck in time, and so we see her seesawing back in forth from her 28-year-old self to an earlier Alma, who didn't pick up on the clues that were there around her. And it all takes place against fantastical backgrounds: a Halloween streetscape with glowing lanterns, riverside in San Antonio beside a lighted bridge, a starry sky Alma floats through, unmoored. You've never seen anything like this, so be sure you see it.

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