The Hockey Girls

TV review by
Amanda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Girl power, drinking, language in sporty Spanish teen drama.

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Positive Messages

Main characters work together to protect their team. Women empowerment is an important theme. Despite themes of infidelity, there are many supportive family dynamics, such as relationship between Coach Anna and her younger sister Emma.

Positive Role Models

Members of the girls' roller hockey team are passionate about supporting their club and their friendship. When the team is threatened with termination, the girls band together to make a statement about the misogynistic practices of the administration. When one is upset or in need, the others are quick to offer support, either through positive messages in group chat or by showing up at their front door. The girls inspire each other and others in their community to persevere and stand up for what is right.

Violence

Fights on the roller hockey rink lead to bloody noses. One character places their teammate in a coma after a fight in the locker room.

Sex

Moments of teen sexuality including make-out scenes, mention of masturbation, teen pregnancy. One explicit scene of two teens having sex, but no full-frontal nudity. Young women are seen in their underwear in locker rooms. Implied sexual activity between adults. Two adults participate in an affair.

Language

Occasional cursing, including "f--k" and "s--t."

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Adults and teens drink until visibly drunk and hung over. Legal drinking age in Spain is 18; however, some teens seen drinking are still underage. Adults and teens are seen smoking cigarettes (legal age in Spain is 13). Teenagers are shown smoking marijuana.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Hockey Girls is a Spanish drama about a high school roller hockey team and their new coach. The series has strong themes of women empowerment, teamwork, and friendship. Expect some swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"). There is also some sexual content including kissing, implied sexual acts, and sex scenes (without full-frontal nudity). There are elements of teen drinking and smoking -- although it's worth noting that the legal age for drinking in Spain is 18 and smoking is 13. A typical high school drama, the series also discusses topics like teen pregnancy, divorce, and learning disabilities.

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Kid, 12 years old December 12, 2021
The Hockey Girls does have some inappropriate scenes but most of which teens already know but it does show girls standing up for themselves and standing up to... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE HOCKEY GIRLS is a Catalan-language drama about a high school girls roller hockey club in a small town in Spain. After losing their coach, the girls' hockey team is threatened with being disbanded in favor of giving full support to the boys' team. When an alumni star player visits and sees their plight, she agrees to coach the team and return them to their former glory. The girls must work together to keep their club afloat while also balancing dramatic shifts in school, family, and romance.

Is it any good?

An inspiring story about a group of young women fighting for their right to play the sport they love, this series boasts heavy themes of female empowerment and has a large cast of complex women characters. Fans of sports dramas may find themselves disappointed by the lack of on-screen hockey action, but what the series lacks in action it makes up for in plot and character development.

When The Hockey Girls is not following the roller hockey team's path to success, it dives deep into the personal lives of each of the team members. The drama is enticing and brings up other serious topics of conversation such as shifting family dynamics, teen pregnancy, and learning disabilities. This is a solid teen drama for those seeking positive messages with less violence and sex than they'll find in many other teen dramas. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the girls' roller hockey team was being disbanded. Why wasn't the boys' hockey team threatened? What examples of gender disparity have you seen in real life?

  • Families can talk about the teenage experience in different countries. Do the teens you know look and act like they do in The Hockey Girls? Do they have these types of problems?

  • How are mental disabilities, such as ADHD, portrayed in the show?

  • Families can talk about social media as a progressive platform. How did the hockey girls use social media to their advantage? Why were administrators unhappy with this tactic?

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