A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Friends help each other, but circumstances are challenging.
Positive Role Models
The scientists are studying climate change and use their skills to learn more about what's going on around them.
Violence & Scariness
A lot of bloody bodies are dismembered by vampires. Also biting, shooting, and depictions of suicide.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent displays of realistic sexual relationships, including nudity.
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Profanity includes "s--t" and "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some alcohol and pill use.
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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.
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.
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