Parents' Guide to

Jupiter's Legacy

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Ambitious but flat superhero show has violence, swearing.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Good, but I couldn’t get into it.

I did my best to watch this, looked like another hit or miss for me and eh, it was okay. There is fairly intense violence, realistic looking gore, equal between genders. Heavy drug use with one of the characters, too, who is a bit of rebel as well. A sex scene and sexual act, making out before sex, men and women seen in undies but nothing over sexualised. No nudity or anything is shown. You do see a woman being eaten out but you see her from behind her head and see nothing, but you hear her moaning. It’s very brief and stops very quickly. So I’d say it’s fine for 14+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Not for Childres or young teens.

Very fun and entertaining show. Lots of hard drug use and Sex though. We fast forwarded a lot. And will not watch when kids are home. Sex scenes pop up out of no where. All the daughter does is cocaine and hook up. We kept the remote in hand. If you can get passed that it’s a very fun show. Leaving a review because the current rating is far from on point and I had to many surprises with Sex being a PTSD trigger I don’t like surprises or lack of informations in parental guides.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

Following in the footsteps of Watchmen and The Boys, which invent new worlds and characters based on Marvel and DC archetypes, this newcomer tries -- and fails -- to spur a philosophical conversation. Just like comic books did in the '80s and '90s, more and more TV and film superhero stories explore what superheroes and their popularity mean about American culture itself. Jupiter's Legacy asks probing questions: Do people with special power have a greater responsibility to society? Is it ever morally right to kill someone? How do ethics change from generation to generation? Unfortunately, the series doesn't have the craft behind it to make any of those lofty questions exciting or dramatic. None of the characters are very likable, the dialogue overtly hammers the themes, episodes have zero dramatic arc, and the action arbitrarily jumps between the 1930s and the present. So instead of succeeding as an allegory or meta-commentary, Jupiter's Legacy ends up feeling like a rip-off of the more popular stuff.

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