Parents' Guide to

The Endgame

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Women-led crime thriller is entertaining enough, violent.

TV NBC Action 2022
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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Amazing and completely approtiate show

This show keeps you on your toes with two female leads and lots of action. There is no inappropriate content, and no cursing even. In the first 3 episodes I have watched, there is no sexual content at all. However there are guns, as there are in literally every other movie, and I couldn't stop thinking about this show--it sucks you in.
age 15+

Different, Diverse & Diabolical - It's a Triple Threat!

This doesn't play like anything that's ever been on before - big ups for that. Even bigger is the fact that it doesn't regularly contain any doctors, firefighters, or anyone else in uniform. There are cops, but they aren't necessarily the fastest, brightest, strongest - and, at the moment, they aren't even the winningest. No, the villain is winning here and she is fascinating as she goes toe to toe with the lead of the law bunch. And check this - they're both ethnic beauties in the lead. Shutup!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a fun but middle-of-the-road thriller that hopes to capitalize on its leads, who are both women. It's pretty standard primetime crime-thriller fare, but its twist has potential. Unlike the contentious yet paternal relationship between criminal Red and profiler Elizabeth on The Blacklist, here there are two women who have the potential to develop a sisterhood despite being on two sides of the criminal justice system. Baccarin is great as the beautiful yet mysterious mastermind Elena, who creates a twisty bank heist plot for some sort of altruistic purpose. Meanwhile, Bathe is doing well, too, but her portrayal of Val is currently a little one-note; the one time we get to see layers to her character is when she is meeting with her husband, Elgin (Elgin Turner), who is currently serving time in jail for a crime he didn't commit.

The series has potential, but hopefully it relies less on tired stereotypes in the future. Do we need another piece of media that reinforces the notion that all Eastern Europeans are trained assassins from birth? Or that all Saudi Arabians are bank magnates? Or that all Black people grow up in rough neighborhoods and escape by the skin of their teeth? But as it stands, the series could excel once a bit more connective tissue and chemistry between the two leads is established.

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