A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
There's a clear emphasis on teamwork, determination, and courage among the members of this team.
Positive Role Models
This crew of superhero sidekicks fights for what's right, but they don't always agree on the best way to go about it. Rules are broken, but it's usually in the interest of the greater good.
Violence & Scariness
Characters do get hurt in this universe, various types of weapons are used (knives, guns) in action-packed battles. There's a plotline focused on the abduction of children, who become the subjects of scientific experimentation against their will.
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Products & Purchases
A wide array of merchandise featuring various characters from this show (and others from the DC Comics universe) already exists; more is likely to be made to tie in with the reboot of this particular series.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult characters are shown with glasses of wine at a romantic dinner.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Young Justice: Outsiders is a long-awaited reboot/continuation of the animated Cartoon Network series Young Justice, which ended in 2013 after two seasons. The series features many of the same DC Comics characters as in the previous incarnation, with a host of new additions. The show is full of action-packed superhero-versus-villain fights, and characters are shown using weapons like guns, knives, swords, and more.
Is It Any Good?
If you're new to these characters, it may be a tad daunting to jump right in (especially given the heavily serialized nature of the episodes), but the overall story arc is easy enough to follow. While there are certain references you'll only get if you've boned up on the previous two seasons, the universality of good versus evil themes means Young Justice: Outsiders won't be ruined for you if you haven't made time for them. Fans will welcome the return of well-loved characters such as Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing (Jesse McCartney); Miss Martian (Danica McKellar); and Black Lightning (Khary Payton), while newcomers Geo-Force and Halo make worthwhile additions to the roster. The animation is sharp and expressive, and the action scenes pull no punches: Parents should be forewarned that characters do die on this show, and weapons of various kinds are employed by heroes and villains alike. Viewers who loved the original series, and those who just love superheroes in general, should find much to enjoy here.
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