Parents' Guide to

The Empress

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Engaging, vivid historical drama has violence, nudity.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
Empress TV Show poster.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Love The Empress ❤️

I loved watching the Empress! Hope they come out with a season two. They did a great job dubbing in English.
age 18+

A great watch for 18+ audiences that adore Historical Dramas! Loved it!

Oh. My. God. This show is SPLENDID. The storyline, the plot twists, the cast, the costumes, the scenery!!! I can't find a single fault with the dark fairytale this tv series is unfolding before my very eyes! A perfect period drama. Bridgerton move over, while I would choose that show for a laugh any day, THIS show is so full of angst and ennui you can't help but hunger for more! A must watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The German drama series (available both dubbed and subtitled in English) offers a vibrant narrative about Princess Elisabeth von Wittelsbach of Bavaria's transformation from a spirited teenager to the trendsetting empress of Austria and queen of Hungary. While there are lots of stylized moments intended to entertain viewers, it's an overall accurate account of what led to her marriage, and the politics in and outside of court that followed. Much of the historical adaptation also centers on the underlying systems that define royal life, which leads to plot lines featuring Elisabeth and her husband attempting to renegotiate them within their private and public circles. There aren't many lighthearted moments, but The Empress offers a compelling, engaging story world.

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