The Dead Zone

2002 TV-PG 5 seasons

The Dead Zone

2002 TV-PG 5 seasons
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In this sci-fi TV series inspired by Stephen King's novel, former teen star Anthony Michael Hall reemerges as Johnny Smith, a seemingly ordinary man who awakens from a six-year coma to find he has the ability to see into other people's futures. At first, the local sheriff (Chris Bruno) -- who's now married to Johnny's onetime fiancée (Nicole de Boer) -- sees Johnny's gift as a liability. But his powers ultimately prove to be invaluable.
Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams, David Ogden Stiers, Bill Mondy, Spencer Achtymichuk, Rick Tae, Emily Holmes, Michael Rogers, Kristen Dalton, Christopher Masterson, Sean Patrick Flanery
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 2 (2003) - 5 discs

The second season of the TV adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel comes to life with even more plot twists than the first season. After a near-fatal car wreck, Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall) is left in a coma for six years. When he awakens, he discovers he's developed astonishing psychic powers that allow him to see into the future life of anyone he happens to physically touch. King's trademark suspense runs strongly throughout.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this sci-fi drama based on a Stephen King novel depicts supernatural powers, crime, murder, and conspiracy. Situations can be scary and sometimes involve children at risk. Several characters are shady, including a Christian church leader. Storylines involve intimate adult relationships and sometimes include potentially confusing messages about marriage and sex.

Sexual Content

Kissing; sexual objectification by bad characters. Adults have intimate relationships.


Murder, suspenseful situations, shooting, hate crimes -- not every episode includes graphic violence, but some do.


"Son of a bitch" and other lesser cursing.

Social Behavior

The main character uses his powers for good, but some characters, including an evangelical reverend, are morally ambigious, and some are downright rotten. One African American character in an otherwise all-white cast.


Some product placement, like Apple computers.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Bad characters sometimes drink.

  • 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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