Parents' Guide to

The Brothers Sun

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intense, bloody action in great Asian-centered drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2024
The Brothers Sun TV show poster: Charles, Mama, and Bruce Sun sit at a blood-smeared table in front of a severed head in a fish tank

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

age 12+

Great show

I find it both entertaining from an action standpoint as well as the comedy. My favorite part so far is John Oh's Beach house showing his love for himself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Propulsive and thrilling, this series has the vibe of action-thriller yarns like John Wick, but spreading the mayhem out over a season gives viewers ample time to get to know characters. And The Brothers Sun doesn't skimp on its characterizations: Each member of the Sun family is a fully realized individual, played by strong actors. Michelle Yeoh is, as most viewers will already know, a powerhouse who can play both strong and soft with equal skill, and here she's a tough mama with a complicated past that's spooled out sparingly. Viewers will also quickly grow fond of Sam Song Li as Bruce, the youngest Sun son who has one habit he must keep hidden from his family: He wants to be an actor, and keeps spending his school tuition money on improv classes.

Setting lovable characters in a dangerous crime-filled world is an iffy idea; no one wants to see a character they've grown to appreciate get hurt, and thus its violent moments have an extra zing. Yet The Brothers Sun keeps the violence on the lighter side by injuring/killing mostly faceless henchmen types, many of whom wear actual masks during confrontations. The Sun family keeps coming out on top, so we're free to relax and watch as this show's mysteries are slowly revealed: Who's after the Suns? Why is it so important to protect Mama Sun? And should we be rooting for the Suns at all? Discovering the answer to these questions is fun; just watching the Suns interact with each other is even better.

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