Parents' Guide to

Wolf Like Me

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Confused horror drama has suspense, not enough surprises.

TV Peacock Drama 2022
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

S1 12+ but S2 14+ do to gore and sex

my husband and I are very glad we pre watched both season before showing them to our kids because S2 definitely turned up the sex and gore.

age 15+

Lacking and dark

I guess I'm old fashioned as I prefer a little more chemistry and connection between the actors. Episodes are short (less than 30 minutes) which really doesn't lend to story development and the ending was abrupt. Seems overly dramatic in some things (like the 2nd car crash) and then just flat in others.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Sure, there are some moments in Wolf Like Me that intrigue: fine actors can find moments. As far as a romantic series goes, there are tender feelings in this show that are put on the line. But as it ends up, this isn't a series about two people falling awkwardly in love. It's a horror show about a werewolf. Right? Or is it a love story? A story about redemtion? About creating a trusting, loving family after tragedy has visited the home? It's hard to know what's really going on here, or why it's going on.

Though some scenes succeed in being tender and sweet, the pauses between lines are allowed to go on for too long, the "natural" delivery smacks of schlock, stacking up awkward "I think I like you," vibes to limited effect. The most honest scenes are because the child, Emma (played by the outstanding Ariel Donahgue), akes this whole relationship thing very seriously indeed. For Emma, family is a life or death matter. Teens might be curious to see what happens as the moon rises. Adults might scratch their heads and flip to a show with more insidious, more real, more subtle horrors than what this confusing effort provides.

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