Parents' Guide to

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Likable '80s reboot has strong hero, diverse characters.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 37 parent reviews

age 7+

Just so you know

Great show, more violence and drama than I would like, but very entertaining. We are fine with same sex relationships, but if you are NOT okay with your kids watching that, this is not the show for you. Expect kissing and heartfelt love between same sex partners. I’m mostly speaking of season 5 here. Love the strong female characters.

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Too much violence
4 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Abusive behavior in a love interest -- not for young kids

I haven't seen the 5th season yet, but I'm not sure this show is good for young kids. In particular, knowing that Adora and Catra end up kissing on the lips, I'm concerned that Catra is physically and emotionally abusive, not only to Adora but also e.g. to Scorpia. And her abusive behavior ends up being okay because she and Adora end up having romantic feelings for each other? I like many things about the show but am concerned about young kids getting these messages about abusive behavior in a love interest. Now I have to figure out how best to distract my young kid from the show before she sees the 5th season. I feel that the reviews I've seen should have warned me of this.
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (37):
Kids say (126):

The female hero of '80s cartoons makes a comeback in this reboot, bringing her story of personal destiny and the good fight to a new generation of viewers. Here she is untethered to a male origin story, as there's no mention of her legendary twin brother, Adam/He-Man, leaving Adora alone in the spotlight. Much as she doesn't want to be the heroine Etherians believe her to be, she steps up to the role for the sake of justice and embraces the duties of her new purpose.

Adora is an excellent role model, thanks to her courage and physical strength and her impressive problem-solving and leadership skills. Her willingness to reconsider her own beliefs when faced with new truths and to stand up to her friends' pressure bodes well for what kids will take away from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. As the Etherians fight for honesty and freedom in the face of danger, they remind viewers that some things are worth big sacrifices.

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