Picture yourself on a boat, paddling down a river. Now, imagine that far off into the distance, you can see that the river suddenly
Now, imagine that same you in that same boat on that same river. Only there’s no waterfall up ahead: Instead, the water is filled with crocodiles, hidden from view! Crocodiles that have learned how to use waterproof power drills! Now, a sign warning you of those particularly bright crocodiles might be nice, wouldn’t it?
That, in a nutshell, is why we don’t have a review of Netflix’ movie Blonde on our site, but we do have one of the streaming service’s Heartbreak High. Blonde (a buzzy biopic of Marilyn Monroe) comes with an NC-17 rating, so we opted to pass on that film: The rating itself would be warning enough for most. But Heartbreak High—a TV show that seems made for teens but contains some very adult content—isn’t so self-evident. We needed to review it to see what was in it—and just what sort of warning sign it warranted.
We talk about that and lots of other fascinating ratings-related issues during this episode of The Plugged In Show. And once we’re done with that, we’ll turn our attention to Andor, the latest Star Wars-themed show to be released on Disney+. Oh, and while the show’s pretty good, Andor warrants a warning sign or two, as well.
So pick up an oar and row, row, row with us on this installment of our little show. We promise it’ll be smooth sailing. Chime in with your own thoughts on Facebook and Instagram. And feel to fish through links below, which lead to everything we talk about.
- Plugged In Review: Game of Thrones
- Plugged In Review: Titanic
- Plugged In Review: Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
- Plugged In Review: Frozen
- Plugged In Review: Heartbreak High
- Plugged In Review: Vampire Academy
- Plugged In Review: Gossip Girl
- Plugged In Review: Andor
- Plugged In Review: The Mandalorian
- Plugged In Blog: “Getting Started with Parental Controls: Netflix (Updated)”
- Plugged In Blog: “Getting Started with Parental Controls: Hulu”