Parents' Guide to

Copenhagen Cowboy

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Supernatural Danish noir series has violence, sex, smoking.

TV Netflix Drama 2023
Copenhagen Cowboy TV Show: poster.

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The dark, noir-like thriller attempts to create suspense by slowly spinning a story anchored in the underworld and the supernatural. Nicolas Winding Refn fans will recognize the nods to his previous work and some of his signature storytelling styles, like using neon lighting, featuring extreme violence, and starting scenes with long stillnesses. But while the overall production is creative and interesting, Copenhagen Cowboy's narrative unfolds too slowly, leaving most of the reveal for the last episode. Meanwhile, the series is entrenched in Scandinavian mythology, making it difficult for those unfamiliar with the culture to fully understand or appreciate the significance of specific details. As a result, most viewers never get a real picture of Miu's powers, which makes it all that much harder to fully recognize who (or what) she is. It doesn't help that the show's title has nothing to do with tale being told. Those who enjoy Refn's work will want to tune in, but may not find it as good as his other work.

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