A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Believe in your own power. Everyone has an important story to tell. What makes you different makes you beautiful. Integrity, strength, friendship, and adventure are all central themes.
Positive Role Models
Naomi believes in the importance of seeking the truth; she displays intelligence, industriousness, and bravery. Naomi also has superhuman strength and the ability to fly and manipulate energy around her.
The series includes many diverse representations. Naomi's character is based on "Powerhouse" from DC Comics, one of the few main characters of color. She has a culturally diverse friend group and comes from a racially blended adoptive family. The "super" characters display different abilities and weaknesses.
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Violence & Scariness
Physical clashes and action sequences between "super" characters are featured in the series.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting among characters in high school.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Naomi is a superhero drama series based on DC Comic books by the same name. Developed by Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), the show is an origin story for "Powerhouse," a Black female superhero. The story's heroine is portrayed by Kaci Walfall (The Equalizer), who takes on her first lead role alongside a diverse cast. Like any superhero story, Naomi isn't without some mild confrontations and action sequences. Parents can expect a similar viewing experience to Supergirl and The Flash. Themes of friendship, understanding identity, and embracing one's differences are central to the story.
Is It Any Good?
A diverse and bright comic book series comes to life on screen. Naomi hits the mark when it comes to representation and empowering viewers to embrace who they are, and what makes them unique. This character breathes fresh life into the DC Comic franchise, which has largely lacked diversity and strong female leads. The story isn't the typical superhero, alter-ego storyline and plays out more slowly. Naomi's relationship to some of the characters isn't clearly established at first, leaving viewers to wonder. The story is presented in a way that draws in viewers to root for Naomi, and to be invested in her story.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.