Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this action-packed spy show from J.J. Abrams features a significant amount of violence, including a few graphic shooting deaths and frequent fights. Characters are constantly deceiving one another, which can make it hard to tell for sure who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are. The main character, Sydney Bristow, is a double agent, but her motives are well-meant, and she's a strong, independent role model. The show has a complex mythology that can make casual viewing a challenge, but for teens and adults who embrace it, this is a very entertaining, exciting series.
When Sydney goes undercover, she often wears revealing outfits.
Frequent onscreen graphic shooting, punching, kicking, and more.
Words include "bitch" and "damn."
Amid frequent deception, double-crosses, and other forms of manipulation, the show has strong themes about the importance of family, friends, and love. That said, it's often difficult to tell who the true "good" and "bad" guys are, and in many instances, violence is the only method used for dealing with conflicts.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters use sometimes use alcohol and "knock out" drugs to catch villains.