Paper Girls

Paper Girls
Released: 29th July, 2022

About Paper Girls

Paper Girls is a science fiction drama streaming television series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 29, 2022.


Paper Girls follows four young girls (Rosinsky, Jones, Nelet, Strazza) 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. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future — they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate.

Critic Reviews

  • It is tremendous fun. It has great Stranger Things energy (or should that be The Goonies and Stand By Me meta-energy?) but everything feels fresh.

    Rating: 80/100
    The Guardian
  • At its core, Paper Girls is a coming-of-age story that anybody can see themselves in. It is a story about family, perseverance, confronting our insecurities, and embracing what makes each person different all in the middle of an at times overly ambitious story of time travel.

    Rating: 75/100
  • "Girls" is eerie, heartfelt, complex (and sometimes just complicated). It starts off with a great deal of panache and excitement but falters slightly in the final few episodes of the eight-episode season due to some poor pacing and exposition. ... "Girls" is more than just a "Stranger" knockoff.

    Rating: 75/100
    Usa Today
  • Paper Girls walks the line between riveting and derivative, smart and simplistic, profound and hokey. (The clunky special effects, alas, aren’t doing the show any favors.) But in the end, it’s a highly bingeable slice of summer TV fare that, like its heroes, is going through some early growing pains.

    Rating: 67/100
    The Av Club
  • “Paper Girls” has its moments of authentic emotion and a few nifty twists, but it could have benefitted from tighter editing and a more cohesive storyline.

    Rating: 63/100
    Chicago Sun Times
  • No adaptation can be perfect, but Paper Girls really doesn’t hit the mark. The fun of the comic is lost, the pacing goes from a thousand miles an hour to a slow crawl and back again in inconsistent waves, and there are times where the show seems like it’s meant for an audience around the age of its main characters.

    Rating: 60/100
    Paste Magazine
  • The problem is, whether due to budgetary limits or a desire to streamline the comics, the show flattens the look and scope of the story into something decidedly dull and derivative.

    Rating: 42/100