Cops

TV review by Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Suspects caught on tape. Too violent for kids.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 28 reviews

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age 11+

15+ or even 13+ is ridiculous

If COPS was a movie it would definitely be rated PG-13. However, the only thing even remotely concerning is the violence. This show, unfortunately, is one of the victims of cancel culture. Because apparently, "all cops are bad." The sex and nudity are all blocked out. The profanity is milder than the violence. But it's mostly mild words like "crap, hell, damn;" and very rarely moderate epithets like "ass, freaking, bitch, bastard," etc.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+
This is a good show but kids under 12 should not be seeing narcotics, brief nudity(even though it is edited), and some violence. Good show though. Keeps you entertained.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    NYPD Blue

    Rich police drama with strong characters. No kids.

    age 15+

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