A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Truth, justice, and family are the three most important values at play. Some evil deeds go undetected, but there's a sense that bad guys will pay in the end.
Positive Role Models
Good guys and bad guys are clearly defined, and although the Cape uses violence to defend himself, his primary motivations are eradicating corruption and clearing his name (as well as to teach his young son not to run from a fight).
Violence & Scariness
Mid-level fantasy violence with minimal blood, in the form of punching, shooting, poisoning, and explosions, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild sexual tension between characters, along with some kissing.
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Infrequent use of words like "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Infrequent social drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the main character in this superhero series uses violence to defend himself in a dangerous world that's rife with corruption. But even though there are intense explosions, shootings, and hand-to-hand combat, there's surprisingly little blood. There's also some infrequent, low-level swearing, mostly in the form of "damn," and some mild allusions to sex and social drinking.
Is It Any Good?
If you plan to watch The Cape, loving the comic book genre is practically a prerequisite. Because it's not like the writing, plot, or characters will win you over on their own -- and, more importantly, the show fails to create a world or relatable characters that feel grounded in any sort of humanity.
Swallowing the fact that the head of a powerful corporation moonlights as a serpent-eyed villain and cavorts with scaly thugs is one thing. But accepting the show's hero as a do-gooder who trains with an underground circus troupe -- complete with a pint-sized strongman and a ringleader sensei who uses far too many awkward circus metaphors -- might be more than even the most ardently devoted genre fans can accept.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.