Parents' Guide to

Teenage Bounty Hunters

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fresh, funny, female-centered comedy has violence, sex.

TV Netflix Comedy 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+


I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone. The very first scene of the show is one of the protagonist raping her boyfriend. The show glosses over this and almost glorifies it. The message this spreads is extremely disturbing and dangerous.
age 16+

the opening scene - yikes!

Turned this on with my 9th grade daughter based on recommendation in an article about shows for teens. Was incredibly uncomfortable when the opening scene was a pretty explicit depiction of intercourse in a car ... ugh. Not romantic even - just all the business mechanics right out there. Had to turn it off and then have my husband yell at me. Maybe the rest of the show is watchable but I’ll never know.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Engaging, goofy fun, this easygoing comedy coasts on its premise and the charm of its two leads, who are aces as sweet, sincere teens exploring their badass streaks. Another thing that Teenage Bounty Hunters gets very right is its setting. There aren't many shows anchored in a conservative Southern Christian world, and still fewer that treat Christianity and Christians with dignity and respect. Sure, there are prigs and bullies around, like Sterling's early-season arch rival, April (Devon Hales), who threatens to expose Sterling's non-abstinent love life to the school and ruin her reputation. But though both Sterling and Blair tote guns, batter criminals, lie to their parents, and get enthusiastically physical with their significant others, their faith is genuine, and they spend a significant amount of time discussing with each other what's the truly right thing to do when faced with a quandary, rather than falling back on easy answers.

Teenage Bounty Hunters' Southern trappings are also spot-on. Whereas many movies and TV shows stereotype Southerners as yokels, this show is keyed into real life for a certain kind of Bible Belt living, with its lockups and bourbon, expensive hunting trucks, University of Georgia references (Go Dogs!), and everyone drinking out of Chik-fil-A cups. With that as a background, the fizzy chemistry between Phillips and Fellini, as well as between the pair and Hardison, is even more delightful. Teenage Bounty Hunters quickly settles into a perp-of-the-week groove, with longer arcs about the girls' school and home life and enough twists doled out regularly to keep things rolling along. It's lots of fun -- with an edgy streak that younger kids may not be ready for.

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