Parents' Guide to

The Watch

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Messy sci-fi crime series features violence, alcohol.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Good Show awesome for mature kids

I love the show into the first episode. It's bloody, but I think that it should be a video game

Is It Any Good?

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It can be challenging for shows to be completely original while still giving an audience what they want. The Watch tries to solve this problem by pulling together ideas from across the science fiction and fantasy landscape. There are wizards, werewolves, and even a Groot-Chewbacca-type combo character as members of the squad. People love dragons, so there's got to be a dragon. That's before considering the genre-hopping the show does between dark comedy, crime procedural, and adventure sequences. As a result, the series is a bit of a mess. The main story never comes together, and there's no strong character to root for. In many ways, The Watch could be anything at any time. The series tries to do so many different things at once that it never manages to do any one thing very well.

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