Transporter: The Series

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Action movie spin-off with some violence.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It's less about doing the right thing and more about getting the jobs done, at any cost. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Martin often breaks his own rules. He's quite the womanizer, too. His friends are very loyal to him. 

Violence

Lots of guns, car chases, violent fight scenes, and other action sequences. People get beaten, shot, thrown off ledges and pushed through glass, but there's usually not a whole lot of blood. 

Sex

Some sexual content, including partially dressed men and women (no nudity), some of whom get into bed.

Language

Not a lot. Occasional words such as "hell" and "damn" and the occasional French curse word are audible. 

Consumerism

Frank Martin drives a sleek Audi. Mercedes-Benz and other European car makes visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol consumption (hard alcohol, beer, wine) visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Transporter: The Series, based on an action movie series of the same name, contains lots of action sequences, guns, fighting, and people getting hurt, but there isn't a whole lot of blood. There's some sexual content (people partially dressed, fondling each other) and drinking. The language is surprisingly mild given the content, but there is the occasional "damn," "hell," and French curse words. Drivers of all ages should be reminded to never attempt the stunts featured here.

User Reviews

Parent Written byStephanie F. November 7, 2017

Needless female nudity

In almost every episode they manage to throw in long moments of naked women. Constant breasts for no actual reason, no story line attached. Driving through Cana... Continue reading
Adult Written bySergio_LA May 9, 2018

Action !

He’s a good actor but ladies amazing!!!!!
Teen, 14 years old Written byI love adam122 July 16, 2015

Interesting

Other families should know this has strong violence strong Nudity and is for 13 and over or mature kids

What's the story?

A spin-off of the Transporter film franchise, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES is an action-adventure show starring Chris Vance as Frank Martin, a former special ops turned professional courier who is willing to deliver anything for the right price. Problems arise when he breaks his three "unbreakable" rules -- never change the deal, no names, and never open the package -- and he often finds himself fighting off people who don't want him to make the delivery. Joining him is former CIA agent Carla Valeri (Andrea Osvárt), and his trusty mechanic Dieter Hausmann (Charly Hübner). Also quietly assisting him is Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand), who knows that Martin usually operates from the other side of the law. As the Transporter operation moves forward, undercover French Intelligence agent Juliette Dubois (Delphine Chanéac) attempts to monitor his every move.

Is it any good?

The French-Canadian series offers similar, one-dimensional plot lines and lots of action-packed (albeit slightly less intense) scenes that the movie franchise is known for. As expected, it attempts to cash in on Martin's sex appeal with the help of some steamy moments. 

The French settings give it lots of international flair, but fans of the original movies may feel that this watered-down version doesn't quite live up to expectations. But viewers willing to settle, or who are unfamiliar with the films, may find the the show entertaining enough to watch. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about foreign TV shows. Given that the creators are French-Canadian, that the story is set in France, and that many of the characters are international, why is this series in English? Are there things that can be said or shown on European programs that can't be shown in the U.S.? Why? 

  • Why are spin-offs sometimes so different from the originals? How similar to the parent film or TV show should a viewer expect a spin-off to be? Can it still be successful if it's so different from the original?

TV details

For kids who love action

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