Parents' Guide to

The Brave

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Military drama has diverse cast, solid stories, violence.

TV NBC Drama 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+


This is one of the best military dramas I’ve ever seen. NBC WAS STUPID FOR CANCELING THIS SHOW!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 16+

undercover in war torn regions

really like the writing for the keeps you on the edge of your seat.It's nice to see the protectors of our country working in unison.Nice touch making female team member their best sniper.very seasoned and likable cast.Much better than seal team.please bring it needs to be seen if we're going to give it a fair chance.I personally love the show.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This series features lots of suspenseful moments as the team goes on dangerous missions to rescue, remove, or kill any target put before them. To this end, it features expected violent moments and military strategies that reflect ongoing events in the Middle East. It also makes a point of highlighting the importance of these operatives to U.S. national security, and how they represent American bravery and pride.

However, like most military dramas, The Brave offers a fictionalized, watered-down reenactment of what it's like to conduct covert operations abroad. It also uses stereotypes about the military and people from the Middle East in order to do so. Nonetheless, the stories are well told, and the cast, which is both diverse and well-rounded, makes them feel more believable. If you like this kind of thing, you'll probably find it very entertaining.

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