A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focus is entertainment, not education. But, it does expose viewers to life in a township in South Africa, and real problems that people all over the world face when developers want to buy land in their neighborhood.
South Africa has a rich and powerful history. Good can triumph over evil. Being dishonest has consequences.
Positive Role Models
Ntsiki has faults, such as committing theft, but redeems herself as a positive role model throughout the series. She becomes protective, powerful, and more grateful. Funeka is a positive role model because of her commitment to fighting for what is right, and advocating for the oppressed.
The series displays the diverse life and culture found in South Africa.
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Violence & Scariness
The series portrays violence such as use of guns and stabbing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing is included in a few scenes.
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Mild language is used throughout the series.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The series portrays smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Brave Ones is a South African series full of drama and action. It touches upon plot lines that are both realistic and supernatural. The show was originally filmed in Zulu, and can be watched with subtitles or translated audio. Violence, mild language, and fear-provoking action scenes are featured throughout the series. Themes of the show include cultural pride, resilience, and revenge.
Is It Any Good?
This show strikes an interesting balance between myths and realism. While The Brave Ones' main plot is centered around a mythical power, the characters experience truthful and relatable issues. The show does start off at a slow place, and requires viewers to pay close attention to how all the pieces of the story are connected, which can be difficult to follow. For teen viewers, it creates a lot of questions about the people's power, myths, and morals.
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