Black Mirror parents guide: Is the Netflix show appropriate for kids?

Black Mirror. Annie Murphy as Joan in Black Mirror. Cr. Nick Wall/Netflix © 2023.
Black Mirror. Annie Murphy as Joan in Black Mirror. Cr. Nick Wall/Netflix © 2023. /

All anyone will talk about the rest of the year is how great of a show Black Mirror is, especially with the highly anticipated release of Netflix Original’s new season. And, with the new season featuring tons of our favorite actresses and actors, we expect to see a substantial incoming of new fans wanting to show support for their Hollywood favorites.

All this to say, you certainly don’t want to be out of the loop regarding Black Mirror. But before you do become a part of a dedicated fandom, allow us to tell you whether you should watch this show with your family or if it’s better to go solo.

Here’s everything to know about Black Mirror‘s parent’s guide.

Is Black Mirror appropriate for kids?

Sorry, little ones! Black Mirror isn’t the title for you to watch, as the show has a TV-MA rating. This rating is primarily due to the show’s suspenseful nature but is also due to some episodes featuring sexual situations, violence, strong language, and drug/alcohol use.

Are you bummed about this original series not exactly being the best show to watch for family night? No worries! There are tons of similar Netflix shows that are perfect for all ages.

Kid-friendly shows like Black Mirror

A Series of Unfortunate Events is an excellent substitution for Black Mirror because it is filled with mystery, drama, and, most importantly, a talented cast full of your favorite people—Neil Patrick-Harris, Patrick Warburton, and Joan Cusack, to name a few.

Moreover, the 2019 series has three seasons, so you won’t have to worry about running out of episodes anytime soon!

You can bet A Series of Unfortunate Events isn’t the only Netflix show that will have you and the family biting your nails. Here are a few of our favorite Netflix Originals that mix mystery and sci-fi:

  • Creeped Out (2019)
  • Raising Dion (2019)
  • The Unlisted (2019)
  • Greenhouse Academy (2020)
  • The Bureau of Magical Things (2021)

Now that you know everything there is to know about Black Mirror‘s age rating, head on over to Netflix to either stream every episode of the anthology series or check out any of the above kid-friendly titles with your family!

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