Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Lizzie Borden Chronicles is a drama that fictionalizes the real life of suspected 19th-century murderess Lizzie Borden. Frequent blood and gore: A woman in white lingerie drives an ax into her dad's face as pulpy sounds reverberate on the soundtrack, a man is shot point-blank in the stomach and head, the skeleton of a dead baby is found in a trunk. Young viewers might find the violence particularly terrifying because it often occurs in the home, between family members. Viewers also may be confused by the liberties taken with the life of a real historical figure; this fictional Lizzie is an unrepentant murderess who relishes violence and her outcast social status. Cursing, including violent cursing: "ass," "hell," "damn." Characters drink liquor and beer on-screen.
Extreme violence: dripping blood and gore; dead bodies with gory wounds and a smiling murderer crouched over them; an axe shown repeatedly battering a man in the face with pulpy impact sounds; many shots of Lizzie in lingerie wielding a bloody axe. A law enforcement officer shoots another in the stomach, then shoots him point-blank. Viewers see the skeleton of a baby. A woman stabs a man in the neck with a hat pin, then strikes him furiously with an ax.
Victorian language was largely upright, but here there's violent language with cursing ("I'm going to pull your spine out your ass") as well as the occasional "damn" and "s--t."
An unrepentant murderess is the center of the action.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Scenes take place in a bar with patrons drinking liquor.