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Parents' Guide to

Welcome to Wrexham

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Feel-good sports reality show has lots of salty language.

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+

Great show! Violence rating from Common Sense Media is lacking

Great show, entertaining, funny guys Ryan and Rob, interesting and real stories about the town, townspeople and the players and their families, and of course football. The violence rating is sorely lacking from Common Sense due to the video coverage shown in Season 1 episode 10, called 'hooligans'. The gang violence on the pitch, off the pitch, before games, and after games that is shared as an important part of the story made my stomach churn, so I think parents need to be aware that people are beaten to unconsciousness, there are unprovoked attacks, and after one of the 2021 games an opposing gang follows and beats a Wrexham fan who is alone. During footage from different past decade's rioting there are many injuries and some deaths. It's shared that hooligans are banned from the games, sometimes for life, so there's retribution and learning of consequence to action, and police are present, but the actual footage is very sad, quite brutal in a few parts, and probably not for younger people to see (even though yes there's a ton of violence kids are exposed to these days, still I think it's important to tell people about it here).
age 15+


I absolutley love this show

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

There's a strong whiff of Ted Lasso in this series, and that's all to the good, even though this sports underdog drama is real and not a created-for-TV fiction. The charm of Welcome to Wrexham (and, for that matter, Lasso) is that sports are really just a medium, and what's actually getting an airing is something that's very easy to root for, whether you're a sports fan or not: underrated people going shoulder-to-shoulder to work on a common goal. It's joyful and exhilarating to watch, and McElhenney in particular gives it extra emotional depth by describing the ways in which he relates to downtrodden Wrexham, Wales, in general, and the Wrexham Association Football Club.

"Wrexham reminds me of Philadelphia," says this famous Philadelphian. "It's a working-class town, it's a blue-collar town." Such a town, says McElhenney, has had its ups and downs, and the people living there haven't had the opportunities others have enjoyed. For their part, Wrexham locals and players are thrilled with the infusion of cash and flash these Hollywood types bring to an economically depressed town with a football team in the lowest rung of the English football league system (which the show takes care to explain to the uninitiated). Reynolds and McElhenney are fish out of water, but they're also determined to do right by the town and the team; watching them struggle to do so is nothing short of lovely.

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