A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Survival and human connection (both good and bad) are themes.
Positive Role Models
The need to survive often brings out the worst in people. Some folks change for the better during their journeys, others do not.
The featured cast members men and women from various racial/ethnic backgrounds.
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Violence & Scariness
Lots of tension-filled moments and bloody violence thanks to zombies (and some humans) being stabbed, shot, etc. Guns, knives, and other weapons are also visible, and fiery explosions are shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to romantic relationships, love, and marriage.
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Strong language ranges from words like "hell," "goddamn," "assh--e," and "bitch" to less occasional swears like "s--t" and "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
It's an offshoot of the Walking Dead franchise, and marketed as such.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Tobacco pipe smoking and occasional drinking (hard liquor) is shown. A hallucinogenic is used.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tales of the Walking Dead is a compilation of standalone stories within the Walking Dead universe. Like the original series, there's lots of gory violence, cursing, and some drinking, smoking (cigarettes, pipes), and occasional drug use. Some episodes also contain some sexual suggestiveness, which is usually eclipsed by everything else that's happening.
Is It Any Good?
The well-produced series offers some entertaining (and sometimes bizarre) tales that The Walking Dead fans will enjoy. The introduction of new characters into the universe, played by folks like Terry Crews, Olivia Munn, Parker Posey, and Anthony Edwards, allows for some creative and engaging scenarios that help refresh the overall story world. Meanwhile, the reprisal of characters like Dee (played by Samantha Morton) also gives the series a sense of legitimacy, and helps those familiar with the original make connections to events that they may not have otherwise made. Those new to the franchise won't pick up on these details, but it doesn't make Tales of the Walking Dead any less enjoyable. However, it might inspire them to watch the original.
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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.