A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some positive messages about ethics, as Fett tries to navigate a criminal profession while also making moral choices (no torture, no killing, etc.).
Positive Role Models
Characters show bravery, loyalty, and compassion.
The few human roles here appear to be cast with diversity in mind. Star Wars universe has a dicey history, with characters that seem to represent ethnic stereotypes, and how the creators treat characters and actors of color. But both leads in this series are from diverse backgrounds (Ming-Na Wen is of Chinese descent, Morrison is part Maori). It's also notable that both characters are not young but have adventures and show that older people can still kick butt, a rarity in Hollywood.
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Violence & Scariness
Violent action scenes occur throughout, including martial arts sequences, gunfights, and the killing of animal-like creatures.
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Products & Purchases
Star Wars universe thrives on merchandising tie-ins, of course, but no other consumerism is featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Background characters may sometimes be seen drinking alcohol-type beverages.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Book of Boba Fett is an action series set in the Star Wars universe and centered on one of its most popular characters. Boba Fett, played by Temuera Morrison (Moana, The Mandalorian), is a former bounty hunter and aspiring Tatooine crime boss who lives by a moral code that involves violence only when necessary. It proves necessary often enough in the show, however; expect action sequences involving martial arts and guns throughout the series. That's really the only content of concern, however, and the show's diverse characters show bravery, loyalty, and compassion.
Is It Any Good?
Popular supporting characters don't often make great spin-off leads, but like the equally mysterious Mandalorian, Fett brings a fresh presence to the Star Wars universe. This series has the intimidating task of building a story around another character whose legend thrives in spite of (or because of) how little audiences actually know about him. Thankfully, The Book of Boba Fett avoids fleshing out Fett too much, outside of establishing his moral code and career aspirations. Instead, the focus is on the pulpy action and Tatooine's underworld dynamics. Fett becomes an Indiana Jones type, albeit one with somewhat less-honorable intentions, stepping from one sequence to the next as the challenges and surprises escalate. Overall, the show feels like a pulpy action-adventure show with monsters, fight scenes, and simple special effects, like a contemporary version of something like Clash of the Titans or Xena, Warrior Princess -- in a good way.
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