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Amazon Prime Video PAPER GIRLS Parents Guide Review

Amazon Prime Video Paper Girls is based on the popular comic book and features giant robots and time-traveling fun! Check out the details in my parents guide review.

Paper Girls Parents Guide

Amazon Prime Video’s Paper Girls drops on the streaming service today, July 29th. The show is based on the popular Brian K. Vaughan comic book series of the same name and features giant robots, time travel, friendship, and fun. This ragtag group of teenage “paper girls” will win viewers’ hearts with their loyal friendships and foul mouths. Check out all the details in my parents guide review.

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Paper Girls Parents Guide

Paper Girls follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world.

Paper Girls Parents Guide

Paper Girls Age Appropriate Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Paper Girls.

Language: Paper Girls contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, a**h*le, d*ck, jerk, d*mn, and phrases such as “screw this.”

Mature Content: Other than the language, the biggest issue for parents in this series is the violence it contains. Characters are often in peril and are shot at with guns, engage in hand-to-hand combat, have bullet wounds, and more. One character is beaten to death with a hockey stick. There are also tones of racism, where a character uses the word “Jap” and makes racist statements.

Overall Thoughts

Amazon Prime Video’s Paper Girls is a girl-power sci-fi adventure that will remind audiences of series like Stranger Things. In many respects, it is a coming-of-age tale involving teenage girls who were thrust into time-traveling. While the plot involves futuristic giant robots and exterminators there to protect the course of time, at the center is a heartwarming story of friendship and finding oneself.

Amazon Prime Video has been knocking it out of the park with comic-book-inspired series, beginning with The Boys and then Invincible; now it brings Paper Girls, which, unlike the previous series, is more relatable and appropriate for a younger adult audience. Considering the characters are based on the comics, the casting is spot on and the characters are well drawn, pun intended. The four girls at the center of the story each have their moments to shine onscreen and flesh out their characters’ personalities well. It is a joy to watch each of them, with their private struggles, find their way as the series progresses.

Paper Girls consists of eight episodes, with each episode running around an hour long. So, the series isn’t a quick binge and the first episodes take a bit to get into, but once the story gets going and viewers are clued into what is going on, they will be hooked.

Paper Girls Parents Guide

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