Parents' Guide to

Walker

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Western cop reboot hypes Texas Ranger family drama.

TV CW Drama 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+

I use to love watching the original Walker - the new version is nothing like the original except for the name. The show is watchable but it’s not great. If your going to remake a TV show it should be at least similar to the original I would think.
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This contemporary reboot takes a different approach from the classic Texas-themed crime fighting show by making it more of a family drama than an action series. This version of the maverick Ranger is less edgy, thanks to the lack of martial arts-fighting tactics that Chuck Norris brought to the original role decades ago, and which would be characterized as police brutality today. Cordell Walker is also a more vulnerable figure, who is struggling to be a better parent and a better law enforcement officer after suffering extreme loss.

Fans of the original series may not appreciate this somewhat gentler story, which lacks the fast-action momentum and climactic moments to keep it consistently interesting. But those new to the franchise will find that Walker is driven by some dramatic but largely unoriginal storylines, like grieving the loss of a beloved wife, dealing with a troubled teen, and struggling to bond with one's more traditional father. It's not the worst of crime fighting shows, and it does have some positive themes. But for many, the series will fall flat.

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