Parents' Guide to

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

By Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cartoonish but violent battle through time with DC's heroes.

TV CW Action 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 14+

Very good, but iffy content.

No, I'm not an adult, but this needs to be said. This is for older children, because there is a lot of implied talk about sex, and partial nudity, and main characters using phrases like "jump his/her bones". The overall message is good, but later seasons get supernatural (demons). Violence is average, and one of the characters drinks a lot of alcohol. I watched this when I was 10, not getting everything, but protect your young children from this content.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Diverse Cast and entertaining show

This show is awesome as far as diversity and casting goes. There is a female heavy cast and multiple races and religions depicted in a positive way which is good for kids to see. There are some intense or frightening scenes played out over various seasons but nothing too graphic or violent is really shown. They address same sex relationships and couples along with other themes of acceptance of all types of people, religions, and races. I wouldn't say it's for young kids because of smoking, drinking, occasional language, some mild sexual content, and some comic book violence. Though children 14 and older should be able to watch without a problem. At the end of the day this is the best show on the CW and very entertaining while also being heartfelt at the same time. They combined humor, drama, and other aspects very well for a well balanced and very fun show!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (71 ):

Kids and teens will be interested in this series, as it features yet another team of fighting heroes drawn from comic-book lore -- it's too bad that something feels a bit off. The stakes are made very clear early on: The bad guy murders women and children for seemingly no other reason than his thirst for power. With the depth and character development that's been going into other recent comic adaptations, it's disappointing not to see the same level of care here.

But the main problem with DC's Legends of Tomorrow is that the scripting, pacing, and, largely, the acting don't do this rather boilerplate premise any favors. As the team is made up of second- and third-tier DC characters (especially in terms of their modern appeal), this makes justifying the rather violent battles and fistfights more difficult, especially for younger fans of comic-book adventures. Still, there's relatively little blood, and the ethical thrust of the series -- a team of unlikely heroes save the earth from a murderous dictator -- is a positive thing.

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