A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Be loyal to your family. Strive to do your best. Search for the truth.
Positive Role Models
The characters in this show are family oriented. A woman is the deputy sheriff.
Some Native American and Latino characters play minor roles, but the leads are White.
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Violence & Scariness
Characters brawl -- punching each other to the point of extreme injury. Characters have guns. A person pushes another person so they fall to their death. Peril. Fear of a supernatural occurrence overshadows everything.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing, talk about sex, sexual situations and innuendo.
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"F--k," "bulls--t," "hell," "damn," "a--hole," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Various beer brands.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink heavily and pass out, or vomit. Fights occur when people are drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Outer Range is a sci-fi thriller that takes place on a Wyoming ranch, where a mysterious occurrence baffles a land owner. Drunken grudges are settled by means of parking lot brawls, which are depicted graphically (a punch to the throat cracks a man's windpipe). A mother has disappeared and is presumed to be dead. Characters drink to the point of vomiting and passing out, and they drive drunk. Characters are killed by violent acts or perilous situations.
Is It Any Good?
Though visually stunning and populated by excellent actors, Outer Range can't figure out whether it's a Western or a sci-fi thriller. Life on the ranch is splintered by the jagged camera work in an attempt to build suspense, but it has the effect of being suffocating at times, or else not detailed enough. Josh Brolin struggles to make a meal out of the anemic script, and Imogen Poots' poetry-writing drifter fails to make it as the shamanistic soothsayer she wants to be.
There are some nail-biting moments, but the majority of the thrills are too predictable. Teens might want to see this for a jolt, while adults might get something out of the gorgeous landscape. But there's better fare on which to binge.
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