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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sex and violence in fun, dark, soapy Zellweger drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Pulpy, juicy, and filled with ridiculous yet dramatically satisfying twists, this drama is a delightful bingeable pleasure. The official Netflix trailer for this series begins with a flash of lightning over the Golden Gate Bridge and a rumble of thunder, so that should clue you in to exactly how subtle this show is. "True greatness only comes to those willing to pursue it at any cost," says Zellweger's Anna to herself at the top of the series, underlining "at any cost" twice on a scratch pad. We get it! You're ruthless! And so we're not surprised when the show seems to settle immediately into an Indecent Proposal groove.

But things are going to go in way, way weirder directions than you think. Meeting the pleasant cast in the first episode, you may think you're in for a slightly racier Grey's Anatomy with the f-word, but the plot rises to positively over-the-top levels in later episodes. Fans of creator Mike Kelley's earlier dramas -- the cult-fave Jericho and the similar-in-tone-and-execution Revenge -- are particularly urged to give What/If a try.

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