A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The cast fight fires, but survival, coping with tragedy, moving forward, and finding community are all themes. There are lots of references to the difficulties of people of diverse backgrounds as they strive to be accepted on and off the job, as well as messages of acceptance.
Positive Role Models
The firefighters and other emergency crews are committed to helping people, even if it means putting their lives at risk. They are a diverse group of people with different talents and struggles. The firefighting community is a close one, and they take care of each other.
Violence & Scariness
Accident scenes, blazes, fiery explosions, and people in distress are frequently shown. There’s occasional yelling, arguing, and punching. Death, grieving, and 9/11 are major themes. There’s a suicide attempt. Sometimes medical procedures are featured.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, ranging from people kissing to more passionate embraces.
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Words like "ass" and "hell" are common.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer and hard liquor drinking visible. A cast member is a recovering addict. Pills used in an overdose are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 9-1-1 Lone Star, a 9-1-1 spinoff, features all the hair raising emergency situations its parent show is known for. The loss of firefighters and others on 9/11 and after is addressed, as is coping with fatal illness and tragic loss. The challenges people of diverse racial backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations face on and off the job are discussed, but the overall message is one of acceptance. There's some strong sexual innuendo, drinking, and in at least one instance, an attempted suicide by opioid overdose. All this being said, it's a sensitive series, and one that highlights friendship, teamwork, and community.
Is It Any Good?
This dramatic series offers a compelling and sensitive story world in which firefighters and rescue crews are committed to doing their job while grieving those who have died doing theirs. Through Captain Strand, the memory of 9/11 is a consistent theme as he deals with its far-reaching aftermath, and uses this experience to help Judd Ryder and the rest of the team. But 9-1-1 Lone Star offers enough action-packed scenes, daring rescues, romantic entanglements, and funny tension-easing moments to keep it from feeling too heavy. No doubt that fans of the original series will enjoy tuning in.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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