Superstition

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Supernatural drama is entertainingly dark, but violent.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Evil-driven poltergeists and other occult entities are real in this series, but can be fought. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Hastings want to help the community.

Violence

Gruesome images of snake attacks, gaping, bloody wounds, etc. Special weapons, as well as brute physical force, are used to fight. People scream, yell, die. 

Sex

References to pregnancy, relationships. 

Language

"Damn," "hell," etc. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasionally alcohol is visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Superstition is a horror drama about a family committed to protecting their town from unworldly phenomena. It has lots of dark, gory imagery and references to evil, demons, and other dark forces. Deaths are frequent. There's not much sex, but there are references to relationships and pregnancy. Words like "damn" and "hell" are audible, and drinking is occasionally visible. 

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What's the story?

SUPERSTITION is a horror/drama series about a family committed to protecting their town from unworldly phenomena. The Hastings family owns the only funeral home in La Rochelle, Georgia, a town known for strange and dark manifestations. Isaac Hastings (Mario Van Peebles)  and his wife, Bea (Robinne Lee), help the living grieve the loss of their loved ones. But behind the scenes, they secretly fight the battles necessary to protect the town from the evil forces that are trying to take it over. Helping them is loyal forensic scientist Tilly (Tatiana Zappardino), as well as Sheriff May Westbrook (Demetria McKinney), who is tasked with investigating the more mysterious deaths. But when their son, Calvin (Brad James), unexpectedly returns from the military to rejoin the family business, Isaac senses that the threat to La Rochelle from the beyond is growing.  

Is it any good?

Co-produced by Mario Van Peebles, this dark, entertaining series mixes the supernatural with some investigative police work to create a suspenseful world. It's also full of action, thanks to the Biblical-type demonic possessions and angry poltergeists the family takes on. 

The special effects lack sophistication, but it's possible to look past this, thanks to the strong narratives used to create this fictional world. If you're looking for a dark tale that will make you jump every once in a while, you'll find Superstition enjoyably disturbing.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about legends and myths about ghosts, demons, and other related themes. Where do they come from? Is there any truth to them? 

  • Why is the series called Superstition? Do you believe in any superstitions?

TV details

For kids who love sci-fi

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