Vampire Academy

TV review by Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Female-forward drama set at school has mature content.

Peacock Drama 2022

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Who doesn't love a good vampire story?

This is a YA vampire tv show. It is not a kid show and I would say, due to a bit of a mature theme, kids in high school and up will love it. Kids at this age may or may not be able to process the intricacies of the politics in the show and it is very present and a part of the show. The love scenes are pretty typical, but be warned, there are a couple scenes that show men's butts - briefly. So, as a parent, if your kid has not been exposed to that or is uncomfortable with that, then you may want to move on from this show. The show also has some foul language that as a parent I wouldn't condone, but I do know there are kids who speak like this and it's in a lot of video games and social media posts, etc. so, this may or may not be an issue. There is average violence considering the genre. I mean, vampires are going to be vampires, right? What I liked about the show as a parent was the loyalty and friendship that they showed with the two main female characters. They weren't trying to compete with each other, steal boyfriends, be a couple, create unnecessary drama, etc. They were just friends. The magic on the show was fun and something you don't see in a lot of vampire shows. By the end of the series, you will understand the plot. It seemed a bit slow getting there but as someone who read the books (many...many years ago), I see what they were trying to do and they did get there, but it is not present right away. The cast is also very diverse. I saw this as a welcome treat; however, some people who read the books, I have heard, think that the tv show should mimic the books when creating the characters on tv, but if you are not telling the exact same story as the books, then there really is no need to do that. I have two daughters and they both love the show. Neither of them had read the books so I did have to explain to them the caste system, which the show does not go in to all that much. That would probably be the one thing that I would have preferred the show did differently. Other than that, kudos to the show for allowing me another opportunity to watch tv with my girls!

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