Parents' Guide to

The Lone Ranger

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Classic cowboy series still great, but lots of stereotypes.

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The nostalgic series, which was adapted from a popular 1930's radio show for television, features all the traditional components of the classic Western story, like pitting good guys against obvious bad guys, and highlighting values like courage and patriotism. In this tradition, it also celebrates America's desire to conquer the West, and its efforts to subdue or eliminate those who stand in the way of this progress.

Many folks will bristle at the references to, and depictions of, Native Americans and and other groups, which were standard for the time. But the stories offered here also contain strong, positive messages about friendship and loyalty, as well as fighting for what one believes is right and just. Ultimately, its a series that has earned an important place in popular culture, and one that remains just entertaining today as it was over 60 years ago.

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