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Parents' Guide to

Wayward Sisters

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Supernatural spin-off promises more scary thrills.

TV CW Drama 2018
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Chip off the old block.

With Supernatural ending so soon it would be great if the Supernatural universe could live on with this spin-off. It needs the cast rounded out, but it has started off well. The girls carry on the Winchester tradition saving of people and hunting things. Like its parent show it delivers on action and suspense . I like the all-girl cast, but let’s be real, even Buffy had Zander. Introduce a male character as a regular, former priest turned hunter? I can see it, Supernatural baddies like to target Catholic clergy. It’s only fair they create their own hunter.
age 13+

Great spinoff of Supernatural

This is a great spinoff of Supernatural. It brings characters from the Supernatural series that we already care about. It is very well done and reminds of the older seasons of Supernatural when it was mostly about hunting monsters. It is a great way to show girl power in an entertaining way.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This suspenseful fantasy horror series has big shoes to fill in claiming relation to fans' beloved Supernatural, but it gets a lot of things right from the very start. First and foremost, Wayward Sisters doesn't mess too much with a good thing. The cast consists of six familiar faces from Supernatural's nearly 13 seasons -- the guys' favorite sheriff and maternal type, Jody, who's helped out in many a tight spot; Donna, another law enforcement official brought into hunting by fate; former vampire hostage Alex; Claire, the daughter of the angel Castiel's human vessel; Patience, whose psychic gift puts her at odds with her dad; and Kaia, whose powers Sam and Dean tapped into to try to find their mom. As alums of a parent series that's delighted fans for more than a decade, these Wayward Sisters are in a unique position to forge their own legacy by staying true to what makes Supernatural magical.

This show isn't destined to win over every Supernatural fan, and those whose allegiance to the series leans heavily on the relationship between Sam and Dean will find it particularly difficult to make the transition. It's also a bit of a leap of faith for viewers who know nothing about the Winchesters' history, how each of these women fits in, and what accounts for their self-sacrificing devotion to each other. Even so, it's abundantly clear that as much as it's possible to hold a candle to Supernatural and the brothers Winchester, the Wayward Sisters aim to do just that, and with a little luck and some careful character development, this series might just become a guilty pleasure in its own right.

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