Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Family movie night? There's an app for that

Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.

Parents' Guide to

Paper Girls

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Suspenseful time-travel tale has violence, strong language.

Paper Girls TV Show Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Too much swearing!!!

The show is well done and interesting, but I couldn't take more than 2 episodes because of the CONSTANT use of the f-word and other strong curse words. It seems to be cursing for cursing's sake. It does not add anything to the show and is way over the top. Does anybody (especially a 12 yr old) actually talk like that? If so, I hope I never meet them.
age 13+

Paper Girl Season 2

I liked Paper Girls very much! Action, sadness, happiness, and bonding for a second chance to reflect on how they could better their lives . ❤️👍👍 I hope they regroup and have a Season 2….

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (8 ):

While this comic-based series will no doubt garner comparisons to Stranger Things, it's got its very own retro adventure vibe that sets it apart from anything else on television. Each of the four protagonists is well drawn (not surprising, as they originated as comic book characters), and it's fun to watch their smaller internal battles as well as the overarching fight to save the world. The young actors come together beautifully to create a lively crew that faces formidable challenges. The time-travel premise is both fun and ominous; for families looking to binge a new adventure, Paper Girls delivers the goods.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

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.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate