A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Stay true to yourself whenever it's possible. Friendship is valuable.
Positive Role Models
The girls are trying to do right by themselves and their families; mistakes are made but intentions are frequently good.
Both Conchita and Guy are biracial, with parents who are white and Black. LGBTQ+ representation includes transgender actress Josie Totah's character in an relationship with another female character. Issues of parentage and illegitimacy are addressed, though all characters are extremely well-to-do.
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Violence & Scariness
A character is abusive to their partner. Another character is sexually assaulted, though the act is not shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters pursue romance throughout. They kiss and some have sex (no nudity). A male character's bare chest and butt is shown; a female character's rear end can be seen.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink wine and champagne at parties.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Buccaneers is a period drama based on an unfinished novel by Edith Wharton. Set in the 1870's, it follows a group of young American women who find themselves seeking suitors in London. There's lots of romance (an unplanned pregnancy is a plot point), characters kiss, have sex, and are embroiled in many dramatic situations with their new British paramours. Violence includes an abusive husband. Fans of Bridgerton and other period pieces will find a lot to like in this lively series.
Is It Any Good?
This series' modern actresses don't always embody an 1870s vibe, but it's still mostly bubbly fun. The Buccaneers, like other recent period shows like Apple TV+'s earlier hit, Dickinson, has lots of anachronisms (some seem very purposeful, like the inclusion of an Olivia Rodrigo song, others less so). The settings and costumes are sumptuous and the lively vibes are undeniable -- plus, teens will enjoy the unbridled romance and drama.
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