A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Grief is a powerful force that can sometimes lead people to make bad -- even tragic -- choices. In this case, a father's grief puts into motion a chain of events that eventually leads to the near-destruction of an entire race of people.
Positive Role Models
The two men at the center of this series are very different -- a billionaire businessman and a mobster lawyer -- but both place a high value on protecting their families. Though this goal is noble, they sometimes engage in illegal activities to do so.
Violence & Scariness
Some intense arguments and the occasional fistfight. Characters sometimes visit a virtual-reality nightclub where people engage in a wide variety of unsavory activities, ranging from bare-knuckle brawling to human sacrifice -- shown in quick cuts with lots implied but little shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Scantily clad characters participate in an assortment of briefly seen sexual activities in a virtual-reality nightclub. Married couples are sometimes seen in bed (but no sensitive body parts are shown).
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No swearing, except for the commonly used Caprican epithet "frack."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Several primary characters smoke cigarettes. Some social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this spin-off series will appeal mostly to fans of its parent show, Battlestar Galactica. The storyline traces the origin of the Cylons, robotic villains that nearly annihilated the human race. There's some drinking and smoking by central characters, and a few scenes feature sexual themes that make the show most age-appropriate for teens and up ... but the bigger issue is that the complex plot might not appeal to viewers who aren't steeped in Battlestar Galactica lore.
Is It Any Good?
This is a very different series from Battlestar. One is a thoughtful action show, the other is a slow-moving tragedy. Caprica can only end with destruction, so the question is how to make the trip interesting to viewers. In addition to the Graystone narrative, the series follows the Adama family, led by Joseph (Esai Morales), a lawyer who lost his wife and daughter in the same explosion that claimed Zoe. His son William will grow up to play a critical role in the Colonial fleet.
These threads are interesting, but they don't always mesh into a complete drama. The plot sometimes doesn't seem to have enough story to sustain itself. In trying to appeal to a wider audience, the show might come off as too tedious for its core base of die-hard Battlestar fans.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.