Parents' Guide to

The Outlaws

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Well-meaning comedy has violence, clichés.

TV Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+


No way. CSM is originally rating this for 12+ when in the first episode there is gun violence and cocaine use. 2nd episode is oral sex from prostitute. WTF.
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age 15+

Language, Violence, Mature Themes

Definitely has mature themes, lots of language. Surprised that CSM gave it 12+. Watching it with my 15 year old and I do think it’s good but requires a little more maturity/discussion on some of the themes. I’ve only seen two episodes thus far, but liking it. Hard to find shows that both of us find interesting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This series certainly means well in its aim to break stereotypes, racial and otherwise -- unfortunately, the writing often falls into clichés that undermine those good intentions. When Rani (Rhianne Baretto) points out that all of her fellow community service workers are "types" in the first episode, she's hinting that each of them will end up breaking out of those types in one way or another. Instead, The Outlaws turns out to be simply a pleasant caper comedy with a fun cast (including the legendary Christopher Walken) and a great premise that never quite lives up to the complex and weighty task it sets out to accomplish.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 1, 2022
  • Cast: Gamba Cole
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: May 12, 2023

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