A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive Role Models
Juan is a young person of color portrayed as a budding entrepreneur adept at negotiating. Abbi is a highly successful and well-liked asexual character. Tilda has a metamorphosis over the season and begins to help others by protecting them from bullies.
The main cast features a Latino man, an Asian woman, and an asexual queer woman.
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Violence & Scariness
The series starts with a gory scene of a coroner sawing into a mutilated corpse and a boy standing nearby who looks sick and confesses to ripping out his throat. Contains lots of gore, guns, and murder, as well as suicide. Shows the gruesome remains of a dog after he's been torn apart by a predator, a chupacabra feasting upon a human, and a close up of a dissected human body, among other things.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One of the characters is a succubus who inspires extreme attraction from others. There are some romantic subplots throughout the season.
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Regular use of profanity, including "f--k," "ass," "dick," "s--t," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are repeatedly shown drinking and excessive drinking is presented as a way to self-medicate for pain as well as a way to forget problems.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Imperfects is violent and gory, and includes graphic murder and suicide. Characters are repeatedly shown drinking, and excessive drinking is presented as a way to self-medicate for pain as well as a way to forget problems. One of the characters is a succubus who inspires extreme attraction in others. Profanity, including "f--k," is used regularly. The main cast is diverse, featuring a Latino man, an Asian woman, and an asexual queer woman.
Is It Any Good?
Striving to stand out from the pack of "high school kids discovering they have super powers" shows, this one centers on a slightly older crew and the blurred lines between superheroes and monsters. While focusing on the seldom-featured banshee, chupacabra, and succubus, The Imperfects also includes a lot more blood and gore than the typical teenage hero origin story. Instead of Spiderman, think a less raunchy, refreshingly more diverse version of The Boys. No, the acting in The Imperfects isn't nearly as emotive, nor the writing as good. Fortunately, though, the found family plot does contain a number of exciting twists, and the impressive CGI and soundtrack combine to create an intensity capable of propelling viewers through the season. Comic book fans, especially older teens and young adults, turning to this show for a fun and fast-paced romp won't be disappointed.
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