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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action in '80s covert military drama feels dated.

TV Syndicated Action 1984
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Airwolf, which was produced by renown TV producer Donald Bellisario (creator of other popular shows like Magnum P.I., JAG, and NCIS), offers interesting narratives by combining government problem-solving plot lines and military-like action sequences. Stringfellow Hawke's rugged, complex personality also adds some substance to the series.

Like most of Bellisario's work, Airwolf features universal messages about some of the long-term physical, mental, and emotional scars that military veterans carry with them after they come back from war. Not surprisingly, it also feels a little dated, thanks to its Cold War themes and overall 1980s styling. No doubt that the show's original fans will feel some nostalgia while watching, while a new generation of viewers may find the story lines mildly entertaining.

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