Wynonna Earp

TV review by Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

X-Files meets the Old West in modern, violent shoot-'em-up.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Take it with an open mind.

Many people have judged this show a bit harshly in my opinion simply based off of the Pilot episode. While it's true that there is very key elements of violence that may seem a bit jarring at first, I can assure you that this show stands for more than another Wyatt Earp old west sort of T.V show. The best thing? Representation. Female roles in the media are often portrayed as cookie cutter like characters and often times lack any unconventional traits. Wynonna Earp ensures that every female character provides a different substance to the show; each person unique in their own way and flawed in their own way. While it may be hard to see that in just the first episode, I suggest some should give it time. It also doesn't hurt that there is amazing queer representation on this show. If that bothers you, I suggest you shouldn't leave a negative remark about it and move on. Including LGBTQ+ characters is not a reason to hate on this show alone. The creator, Emily Andras ensures that at one point or another, someone can watch this show and find just a piece of themselves within the characters; even if it may seem controversial at times. Because the truth is, if only positive traits were represented on screen it would not only be toxic but also dishonest. Human beings are not always these benevolent, can-do-no-wrong people. Within each and every one of us has a piece that is less than perfect. Wynonna Earp makes sure to acknowledge that flaws do not mean we cannot be good. It makes us human and it makes each and every one of us different. I hope you may realize this too.

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age 14+

Positive female and LGBT representation.

It's a horror/fantasy show that features a lead best described as "whiskey soaked and reckless." So you'd think it would have no redeeming qualities for teens. But it also depicts characters who will fight and sacrifice for each other, female characters who are strong and self-sufficient and gay characters who are accepted and loved. Not for kids for sure. But mid-teens and up will enjoy.

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Great role models
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1 person found this helpful.

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