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Wu-Tang: An American Saga

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Cliched crime show can't live up to rap group's legacy.

TV Hulu Drama 2019
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 17+

rad just 1 problem

good tv show just don't make Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have beef.
age 17+


This show really captures the 90’s aesthetic I can’t believe the show is this good I love wu tang and I love this series I love how they lead up to the events that changed their lives an amazing cast and production they really snapped I recommend this 100 percent especially if you love hip hop

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The story of the Wu-Tang Clan is absolutely legendary, but not for the reasons this series chooses to focus on. In real life, the RZA and the other eight members of the group revolutionized the music industry and empowered individual artists at a time when record labels were flourishing. But this miniseries chooses to focus less on the group's business acumen, and more on the mythology behind the group. That means Wu-Tang: An American Saga routinely falls into crime story cliches and renders its characters in broad strokes. While it's delightful to see young versions of beloved musicians (and the casting here is incredible), the show as a whole feels inessential -- more like a side-project than a major release.

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