I Know What You Did Last Summer is an Amazon Studios original series streaming exclusively on Prime Video. Based on the iconic 1997 film, and a highly anticipated series, is it appropriate for teens? I’m breaking down all of the thematic elements, including its TV-MA rating, in my I Know What You Did Last Summer Parents Guide and Review. Here’s what parents need to know to help YOU decide if it’s appropriate for your family. As always, no spoilers!
I Know What You Did Last Summer Parents Guide + Review
I was able to screen the first four episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, and let me tell you…I cannot wait to watch the rest of the season! The series drew me in from the very first episode. I remember when the movie debuted in 1997, and while the series is based off of the film, it’s still very different. There are many twists right from the beginning that will leave you shocked. I love how the premise of the series is still the same, but it’s modernized and different enough where you won’t feel like you’re watching a rehashing of the movie.
IS I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER FAMILY FRIENDLY? HERE’S YOUR PARENTS GUIDE:
I Know What You Did Last Summer has a TV-MA rating with episodes being around 45 minutes in duration. The series is super easy to binge and will be appealing to the teen crowd. Each episode leaves multiple cliffhangers, so viewers will be eager to watch more. However, there’s quite a few thing parents will want to know before allowing their kids to watch this series.
I Know What You Did Last Summer doesn’t shy away from profanity. You will hear an array of curse words, with an over abundance of “F Bombs.”
With this series being in the horror/thriller genre, you can expect a decent amount of violence. And let me tell you, I Know What You Did Last Summer doesn’t hold back one bit. This is an EXTREMELY violent series. We’re talking murder, very graphic murder. The images shown are very real looking and grotesque. There is a decapitation scene and it is beyond disturbing. There is also self-harm and there is talk of suicide.
I Know What You Did Last Summer is rated TV-MA for good reason. There is A LOT of mature content. There are a few very graphic sex scenes. You will also see complete nudity, which honestly surprised me.
Other mature topics include smoking, drinking, drugs, and driving while intoxicated/under the influence.
The series also shows a lot of peer pressure, bullying, and betrayal. Definitely a lot of heavy themes that teenagers face daily.
I know this series is going to appeal to teenagers. I saw the original movie when I was in high school, so I’m not going to pretend that teens won’t be watching. However, with that being said, I still wouldn’t say this is an appropriate show for kids. The graphic murders are just too much. I would recommend for ages 17 and up, but honestly, that’s pushing it.
I Know What You Did Last Summer is one heck of a wild ride. Thrilling, full of suspense, and will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing what will happen next. The series doesn’t hold back with its realistic cinematography, portraying very graphic and sometimes disturbing scenes. If you’re a fan of the original movie or looking for a quick-paced thriller series, I Know What You Did Last Summer is a must-watch. With a likable and diverse cast, add this to your queue on Amazon Prime Video.
I Know What You Did Last Summer Synopsis
One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers find themselves bound together by a dark secret and stalked by a brutal killer. As they try to piece together who’s after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town—and themselves. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly.