Parents' Guide to

War of the Worlds

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Adaptation of sci-fi dystopian classic is dry and overlong.

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 15+

Reviews may be about the film - series has more adult content.

Quite a lot of violence - restrained but upsetting for younger children. A *lot* of death. (Implied) sex scene in first episode. Language is S- and F- quite frequently. I wouldn’t quite watch this with my 13yo daughter.
age 10+

Great series

Great series me and me daughter LOVED IT, Just DO not watch season two. Has way move violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This show feels like it's trying to stretch a film's worth of material over eight hour-long episodes, but without the character or plot development that would make it worthwhile to the average viewer. There's a reason most people are more familiar with the story around Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds than with the novel itself: There's not really much to it. H.G. Wells intended his serialized novel to be a simple anti-colonialist parable. But this episodic War of the Worlds doesn't seem interested in the sociopolitical aspects of the story.

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