TURN: Washington's Spies

2014 TV-14 3 seasons

TURN: Washington's Spies

2014 TV-14 3 seasons
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Set in 1776, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage farmer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy. After Abe forms an espionage ring with friends, their efforts alter the course of the Revolutionary War.
Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Samuel Roukin, JJ Feild, Meegan Warner, Angus Macfadyen
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 3 discs

Tracing the formation of a colonial spy ring and its efforts to help secure America's independence from Britain, this stirring period drama follows farmer Abe Woodhull, who joins his comrades in secretly gathering information about the enemy's plans.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Turn is a historical drama set in 1776, during the early years of the Revolutionary War. Violence tends toward the graphic and realistic, with shootings, stabbings, beatings, and spurting blood. As for sex, it isn't constant, but it's strongly suggested in most episodes with passionate kissing, partial nudity, and some love scenes that leave little to the imagination. Language is generally tame (think "hell" and "damn" and, one time, "tits"), and characters drink socially, sometimes to excess.

Sexual Content

Sex is strongly implied with thrusting, moaning, bare backs, and hints of buttocks and breasts; sexual harassment and innuendo.


Graphic visuals include shootings, bayonet stabbings, and beatings that result in dead bodies and spurting blood.


Words such as "damn" and "hell" (and, in one instance, "tits") audible.

Social Behavior

The central message is that standing up for what you believe takes courage, passion, and bravery -- but that you might have to betray your family and government to do it. Average citizens can become heroes.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking; occasional drunkenness.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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