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Parents' Guide to

Samurai Girl

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Action-packed drama with strong female character.

TV Freeform Drama 2008
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There's good reason to cheer for SAMURAI GIRL, especially if you're craving a story with a strong female heroine. Not since Alias have TV viewers seen a woman wage war on corruption and evil with such principled tenacity (not to mention look as accomplished as the talented Chung doing it). This action-packed miniseries is never short on suspense, with multi-layered secrecy, uncertainty, and betrayal lurking around every corner. Amid the physical challenges she faces, Heaven also struggles with issues that many of her female viewers will relate to, including self-confidence, sense of duty to her family, and her own impression of right and wrong.

But the fact that this story is rooted in the samurai arts means that there's a hefty amount of violence, so it's not completely age-appropriate for kids and tweens. People are stabbed, shot, and impaled by swords, and a central plot point is the existence of a group of assassins that does the murderous bidding of their power-hungry employer. All of that said, teens and adults are sure to be drawn in by the story and the heart-pounding suspense.

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