Parents' Guide to

The Almighty Johnsons

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Imported supernatural soap has sex, drinking, a light tone.

TV Syfy Comedy 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Great plot, VERY inappropriate

I really enjoyed this show, it had a great plot. However, they use the f-bomb every other word and have VERY explicit sex scenes. There are scenes where only the pubic area is covered because of their position. It gets pretty bad. Little to no violence. Basically no good role models and one character is constantly high on something. Not for children.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

More sex than main review suggests

CSM clearly reviewed the Syfy version not the version available on DVD and I assume Netflix. This series is loaded with sex scenes and uncensored nudity. Obviously families have different tolerances to such things but the "sex gauge" on the review should be 4 dots, not 2, perhaps even 5 so people know what they're getting into. The DVD box itself gives the impression this is basically a variant of Buffy. In some respects it is, if Buffy were crossbred with Skins. If you're OK with your kids watching the sexually explicit Skins (UK version) then have at 'er.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

With its light, charming tone and a reliance on its own cockeyed mythology, The Almighty Johnsons pleasantly recalls favorites from the past such as Buffy and even Xena, Warrior Princess, with which The Almighty Johnsons shares a pleasingly winky sensibility. This is silly stuff, and the characters know it -- and say it, frequently, even as they're hurling lightning bolts and taking magical ceremonial arrows to the heart.

It doesn't hurt that all the Johnson brothers are easy on the eyes and carry with them adorable Kiwi accents that render statements such as "I'll text you" into "I'll tixt you." Aww. With subplots revolving around the quest to find ancient weapons and scuffles with mischievous god Loki, nothing here is to be taken very seriously, and that's just fine. This is the very definition of a guilty pleasure, but it's a potent one nonetheless.

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