Fool Me Once parent guide: Is the Netflix series suitable for kids?

Fool Me Once is now available to stream on Netflix, but is this a show you need to save for when the kids go to bed?

Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023
Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023 /
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Are you ready for a new Harlan Coben adaptation on Netflix? Fool Me Once is that series, and all episodes are now available to stream on Netflix.

Before you jump into a new series, you’ll want to find out the age rating. It’s important to know if this is something suitable for the kids in the house. After all, it’s New Year’s Day and the kids are going to be under your feet all the time!

They also have time off school for the next week. You’ll need to know if you need to be strategic in planning to be able to watch Fool Me Once.

Fool Me Once age rating

While Netflix didn’t initially share the official age rating, it isn’t surprising to find out that it’s likely a TV-MA. This matches other Harlan Coben releases, such as The Stranger and Safe.

It could be possible to make the Harlan Coben novel suitable for older teenagers, but there’s no need to do that. The content from the book isn’t exactly light, and it makes sense to adapt it as much as possible to capture the book readers.

This is a series full of suspense. There are some frightening scenes, including that of Maya’s husband being shot in the middle of the street. This means violence and gore, especially as Maya goes in search for the man who may or may not be her husbands. She is an ex-soldier, which means she has her own skills when it comes to fighting, and she is not afraid to use them.

Yes, there is language, too. The series doesn’t hold back, and that’s the beauty of streaming shows. There’s no need to worry about the use of F-bombs like there is with broadcast shows, keeping the language more realistic to the stories being told.

This could be a series that your 17-year-old will want to watch, but it’s not one for the younger kids in the house.

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Fool Me Once is now available to stream on Netflix.