Whiskey Cavalier

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Violent comedy/spy series is only mildly amusing.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

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Positive Messages

Opposites attract, romance and heart break can be hard, and the world still needs to be protected from international criminals. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Whiskey is sensitive, emotional, and believes that his belief in love makes him a better agent. Frankie prefers detachment. Everyone is flawed but they're all good at their job and are trying to catch the bad guys. 


Lots of chases, punching, guns and shooting; people get hurt but not a lot of blood. Viruses that can kill all life on earth are used as bioweapons, people are stabbed, and hidden bombs explode.


Strong innuendo, including women in their underwear. Broken relationships and affairs are addressed.


Words like “bitch” and “damn.”

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine, hard liquor consumed. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Whisky Cavalier is a pretty silly spy series. Its violence includes lots of chases, fights, guns, stabbings, and people getting shot (sometimes at point blank range), but blood is limited. There’s some sexual innuendo, with romance and break ups being a central theme. The language can be a little rough at times (like the word “bitch”), and there’s plenty of drinking. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byjbs99 April 25, 2019
Parent of a 10 and 14-year-old Written byAFishFam April 4, 2019

Funny spy show with charming cast

Our entire family enjoys this show and we are picky about our tv. Both the lead actors do a great job. He's the optimistic spy with the heart of gold and s... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byTactical NavySe... June 17, 2019
Teen, 14 years old Written bySanaFN March 28, 2019

Great show

great show, I enjoy it more for action than comedy but it has its moments. the main characters operate out of a bar so there is plenty of alcohol and drinking.... Continue reading

What's the story?

WHISKEY CAVALIER is an action series about a group of smart, but quirky, agents tasked with stopping some of the world’s most dangerous enemies. FBI Agent William Chase, code name “Whiskey Cavalier,” (Scott Foley) is an excellent, but sensitive, FBI agent who is getting over a difficult breakup. When he is sent on assignment to Moscow, he finds himself unexpectedly working with emotionally detached CIA agent Frankie Trowbridge (Laura Cohan) to bring in a suspected traitor, life starts getting interesting again. Soon the pair are heading up an inter-agency team of charismatic spies, including profiler Susan Sampson (Ana Ortiz), information technology guru Edgar Standish (Tyler James Williams), and CIA agent Jai Datta (Vir Das). Also working with them is Whiskey’s friend and fellow FBI agent Ray Prince (Josh Hopkins). As the team chases down some of the world's worst international enemies, they find ways to get along, even if they don't want to work together. 

Is it any good?

Opposites attract in this mildly amusing action series thanks to the pairing of two spies from different agencies with contradictory personalities. But while Whiskey Cavalier has a few interesting moments, it’s hard to take most of it seriously. The plot lines are predictable, and the agents seem almost too casual while on the job. The result is a thrill-free series full of silliness combined with over-the-top action. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about spy-themed shows. What makes them entertaining? Are they supposed to be believable?

  • Does the combination of action and humor work in Whiskey Cavalier? Can it be dramatic and funny without featuring violent action sequences? 

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