V Wars

TV review by
Ayize Everett, Common Sense Media
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Worn out vampire vs. science tale is both boring and gory.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Friends help each other, but circumstances are challenging. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The scientists are studying climate change and use their skills to learn more about what's going on around them. 


A lot of bloody bodies are dismembered by vampires. Also biting, shooting, and depictions of suicide.


Frequent displays of realistic sexual relationships, including nudity.


Profanity includes "s--t" and "f--k."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some alcohol and pill use.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that V Wars is a show about scientists who discover a strain of vampiric agent deep in the Arctic and must deal with the aftermath. The show is violent and especially bloody, even for a vampire series; it depicts a suicide within the first three minutes of the show and a few murders soon after. Sexual content includes nudity and profanity includes "s--t" and "f--k." It's an intriguing premise, but the show falls flat; teens looking for fresh vampire content should probably look elsewhere. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBorleb43 January 1, 2020


Great show I love it
Adult Written byWithoutwax May 20, 2020

Eh... but IANNNN

Honestly i loved it coz I’m a big fan of ian its his first show to direct. So it’s ok for a first time show. But i wanted to say that i have a 13 ye old brother... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bytks3261 December 28, 2019


This is a disturbing show, that's not worth it.
Teen, 15 years old Written byaliyabrear May 10, 2020

ian somerhalderrrr

first of all it has THE best (and hottest) actor. it’s a really intriguing show. i disagree with the reviews here it’s a brilliant watch and definitely worth it... Continue reading

What's the story?

Dr. Luther Swann (Lost's Ian Somerhalder) asks his best buddy Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes) to go to the Arctic with him -- it seems contact has been lost with another climate change scientist up there. As soon as they arrive, the two realize that an infectious agent has been freed from its confines. The men are rushed back to a clinic for observations. Luther seems fine, but soon, it’s clear that Michael is anything but. That's right, he's now a vampire. But why isn’t Luther?  And what mysterious agenda controls Michael’s actions?

Is it any good?

If you’re expecting much more than a poor rehash of The Strain, or any other vampire show that tries to apply a scientific method to the folklore of vampires, prepare to be disappointed. This series doesn’t add much to the vampire show canon, except lots more gore and guts. It also doesn’t have the lightness of Buffy or even Somerhalder's earlier fanged series, The Vampire Diaries. It's also pretty mature content, with references to suicide, homicide, promiscuous sexual behavior, and heavy drinking within the first twenty minutes. Even with all this drama, the acting is still flat and the writing seems pre-worn -- as if you’ve heard every line before. It’s rare to find a boring vampire story, but V Wars has done it. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about climate change. How might it impact civilization? Do you think some of the things that happen in V Wars are plausible? Why or why not? 

  • Families can talk about helping friends do the right thing. Can you think of examples of this action from the show? How about in your own life? 


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