Parents' Guide to

Dallas & Robo

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, sci-fi violence in grown-up animated series.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Good fun

This is definitely not for kids, but - as an adult - I enjoyed it. It was hilarious at times, sad at times, serious here, and lighthearted there. Drinking, swearing and making-out happens throughout the show and violence between the title characters and cannibal bikers also happens a lot. Inappropriate gestures come up here and there, but not to excess.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With blah animation and tepid characters, this series reads as a rip-off of other, better animated outings like Futurama and Rick and Morty, with a few "could have been a contender" ideas. The most intriguing notion here is Robo, an artificial intelligence-equipped bot in a universe where an "AI cull" at some point in recent history got rid of most of Robo's kind and turned robots exclusively into mindless servants that bring drinks and fix spaceships. But Robo has a curious power: Not only is he sentient, but he can bring other robots to life.

There are all sorts of interesting implications here -- which Dallas & Robo chooses to mostly ignore, concentrating instead on ho-hum battles with cannibal space outlaws and bounty hunters, with Robo and hard-drinking party girl Dallas hauling cargo, kicking ass, and hopping from battle to battle across the galaxy. Too bad, because watching a robot struggle to find his place in an unfriendly universe is a lot more compelling. You may want to let this one keep on trucking.

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