Parents' Guide to

3 Lbs.

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Brainy medical drama has moving moments.

TV CBS Drama 2006
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With its high production values and strong cast, 3 LBS. is easy to watch and has some touching moments. Several dreamy scenes per episode add mystery and, often, beauty. But don't expect this medical drama to break any new ground. It's good -- but familiar -- stuff. (Hanson is clearly from the same TV character gene pool as Hugh Laurie's Dr. House, for one thing.) That said, the show does tackle some controversial subjects -- as in an episode in which a pregnant woman's tumor threatens her life, and she must make treatment decisions that could harm the fetus.

Meant for adults, 3 Lbs. addresses the potentially frightening prospects of losing your senses, the ability to communicate, or even your life. Relationships are also a running subplot, and Hanson is a flirt with the potential to be a womanizer. Save this one for after the younger set is in bed, and consider watching with teens to monitor the show's content.

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