Parents' Guide to

Echo

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Inclusive but uneven Marvel series has intense violence.

TV Disney+ Drama 2024
Echo: A face is shown in silhouette with a young woman on a motorcycle inside the image; the word "Echo" appears below her

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+

age 15+

Very low morality for the antihero and very politically divisive, featuring non factual view of history.

Very violent. And rather divisive. Id particularly avoid if you have impressionable kids. The "hero" has very bad moral sense. Incorrect and distorted history of North America. Not likely to promote understanding and an open mind.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Fitfully thrilling but uneven, this limited Marvel series fleshes out the backstory of an intriguing character in ways both beautiful and frustrating. When it's good, Echo shows viewers something powerful and new, and the best sequences are those that show native Choctaw people in various historical periods: the 13th century, the 18th century, the legend of their origin, and the present day. Gorgeously filmed scenes show the generational trauma that adds fuel to Maya's rage and make a strong case for her need for vengeance. In other moments, Echo takes the time to show us what Maya, a deaf character, experiences. The sound drops out and all we can hear in the midst of mayhem is Maya's pounding heartbeat.

With good stuff like that in the package, Echo's bumpiness is more noticeable. The first episode packs a metric ton of exposition, and then the next episodes drag while nothing much happens. And though it's wonderful to have a show that stars an actor who is deaf, uses a prosthetic, and communicates by signing, viewers could use a little help getting inside Maya's head and unpacking her motivations. As it is, though Echo is both interesting and arresting, it's not as good as it could be, and that's a shame.

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