Parents' Guide to

The Outpost

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Strong female character helps low-budget fantasy adventure.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

Female Fantasy Action Hero Quirky Characters

I wouldn't recommend it for young children, as it contains adult themes. It certainly is original. It's violent, but not gory. I was surprised that parents didn't note the drug use, manufacturing and selling of same. Most of the realm is hooked on something called colipsom. It's the perfect guilty pleasure for adults who appreciate sword fights, sci-fi fantasy, fully developed, quirky characters, and stars one of the very best female action heroes since Dark Angel's Max Guevera. I disagree that the acting is bad. In fact, the over the top main characters are brilliant, likeable and what makes The Outpost so much fun to watch (and the cast tweet live during new episodes. While critics don't seem to care for it, fans can't get enough of The Outpost.
age 14+

Very Bad Acting, Cringeworthy

I wanted to like it but 5 episodes in and i couldnt do it anymore.... And i watch some pretty cheesy stuff. Content wise i would say its less violent than like legacies and stuff these kids are watching. Some violence and flirting. Little blood.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (2):

This series is marred by subpar acting and below-average production values, yet there are some pleasures to be had in this Xena-esque adventure. Jessica Green brings a striking quality to heroine Talon and handles the fight choreography impressively. However, when the script needs her to convey toughness through means beyond fighting, she's much less convincing. Overall, though, all the actors sincerely commit to the material, and that seriousness somehow makes it more fun to watch.

Also of note is the intriguing world-building the show sets in motion. There are some freaky creatures called "plaguelings" that have a unique biology that makes them hard to kill, and the Blackbloods can summon portals that release a mysterious destructive force. This is never going to be Game of Thrones, but if you're looking for some fun fantasy viewing this summer, maybe stop by The Outpost.

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