Parents' Guide to

Wynonna Earp

By Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Old West in violent brawler.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

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.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Kids and teens may not be familiar with the comics the series pulls from, so if they're drawn to this show, it's likely because they're into time-bending sci-fi or snarky, team-based monster hunting. (Think of Wynonna Earp as an Old West version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) Visually stylish, with great costumes, the show's themes of chosen family -- including supportive gay and lesbian relationships -- also stand out. At first, actors feel wooden in their clichéd roles, and the predictable plot and clunky script do them few favors. But as the series progresses, characters become more complex, and monster-hunting gets more fun. That said, there are much better, more self-aware versions of this kind of "chosen one" story that elevate their anti-heroes; this one is formulaic and dull by comparison. Plus, the level of violence and off-color jokes are tough to justify for a show that's skin-deep.

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