The Bastard Executioner

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Brutally violent Medieval drama is epic, not for kids.

FX Drama 2015

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age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Pilot and season finale

14th century. An English soldier fighting the Welsh in Wales. Has an angelic visit on the battlefield. Tells him to put down the sword and begin a new lifestyle. He becomes a Welsh barley farmer and marries. His pregnant wife and unborn child are murdered. He meets up with a mystical healer. Her mate is an ancient Templar. They tell him about the real Jesus and that the bloodline of Jesus continues on through her and to him. It is a show for mature audiences. Bloody, sexual.
age 15+

unecessary scenes

Within the first few minutes you see a naked behind of a woman during a mans dream. Then another scene with another man and woman having sex with minimal nudity but you see the entire scene of them having sex. Another scene with that man talking to another man while he sits on the toilet trying to "go". Another scene they use slang words to mention oral sex and semen as "the noble seed in the mouth". In my opinion it's got too much useless, sexual, derogatoryand bloody scenes to be worth watching.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

TV Details

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