Bravest Warriors

TV review by
Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media
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Goofy heroes time-travel, hilarity ensues in tween series.

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Positive Messages

Teamwork is paramount in this animated comedy, as are notions of responsibility, integrity, and duty. The Warriors are attempting to work together to help people as their parents did, with fair to middling results. Courage and perseverance are important themes. Additional lessons are present in how the friends treat each other, and though they often fail they usually try to consider and respect the feelings of their teammates. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Chris is a proactive team leader who tries not to let his crush on teammate Beth get in the way of their friendship. Beth herself is a self-possessed, intelligent team member who isn't afraid to take the lead from Chris when he falters. Wallow exhibits some considerable diplomacy in managing the mercurial emotions of Pixel. Danny struggles with anger issues but acknowledges he needs to better control himself. 

Violence

In a show with the word "warriors" in the title, obviously some violence is to be expected. It's all very cartoonish: not a lot of blood or gore, but characters are killed, though only in a repeated time loop that allows them to escape that fate. The battles the Warriors engage in are mostly played for laughs.

Sex

The Warriors are your typical teens in puberty. Episode 2 briefly shows a moon dragon riding the back of a spaceship, engaging in what Beth calls "sassy moments." On Episode 3, Wallow mentions that Chris sitting in the bathroom all night might lead to a "prolapsed anus." A virtual simulation of Beth does a "sexy dance" for Chris. 

Language

The phrase "up yours" is coupled with a pixelated middle finger. 

Consumerism

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bravest Warriors is a time-traveling romp through an adorable universe, but, as the main characters are teenagers, it also contains some slightly mature references. Very lighthearted allusions to sexual situations are present and will likely go over the heads of younger viewers. The few expletives that occur come pre-censored. The main characters are unsupervised in their heroic adventures, but their teenage inexperience is shown to have real consequences on their success. Self-reliance and a sense of duty are the overarching themes, which combine with absurdist humor to make this a notable series in the genre of animated entertainment.

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Kid, 11 years old October 18, 2017

Edgy but fine

The tale about four animated heros does contain sexual references and minor swearing, but for most children 10 and above it is quite appropriate.
Teen, 13 years old Written byThepandapig June 10, 2017

It has some references, but its alright.

This show has some sexual content, but come on, instead of sex it says "sassy num nums". its funny and great for ALMOST all ages! (besides the fact th... Continue reading

What's the story?

The BRAVEST WARRIORS are a team of dorky teens attempting to fill the shoes of their parents, known as the Courageous Battlers, famous righters of intergalactic wrongs who've been missing for several years. Unfortunately for the Warriors, those shoes are pretty big -- and also slightly uncomfortable. Are they really up to the task? Will the Warriors prove themselves to be the "Mightiest Heroes in the Universe"? Danny, Beth, Chris, and Wallow make up this unlikely group who attempt to use their emotion-based powers to save the universe. Sort of.  

Is it any good?

This show is a great primer on the genre of science fiction, presenting classic themes in easy-to-understand, bite-size portions. The episodes are only five to seven minutes long, so the binge-watchability of the show is inherent. It's created by Pendleton Ward of Adventure Time fame, and the quality of the writing and animation on this series is stellar. It's smart and self-aware and doesn't insult the intelligence of its audience, making it appealing to both parents and kids.

The relationships among the team members are quite complex given the brevity of the episodes; with distinct personalities, they come across as authentic teenagers trying to fulfill their responsibilities as heroes. Given their relative inexperience, they don't always succeed but do still persevere. The real strength of the show lies in its humor. The laughs are the sugar that allows for its coming-of-age lessons to go down like fun. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • The Bravest Warriors are a group of teenagers trying to stand in for the job their parents had in protecting the universe. Where do they succeed, and where do they fail?

  • How do the emotions of the different characters manifest? Which are a help to the team? Which hurt them? Why?

  • The team members have known each other since childhood, and Chris feels this means his crush on Beth isn't something he can pursue romantically. What issues might he be afraid of that keep him from telling Beth how he feels? 

  • How do the characters in Bravest Warriors demonstrate courage and teamwork? What about integrity and perseverance? Why are these important character strengths?

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