Parents' Guide to

Bluff City Law

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Solid law drama addresses social justice, family issues.

TV NBC Drama 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 18+

I Like it Much

I have always liked Jimmy Smits and have been sorry to see shows like Cane, and others come to ruin before they had a good run. Some people don't like to admit it, but this show depicts "real" world family relationships that can sometimes get complicated in a fallen world of multiple marriages, etc. I like the interaction of the "kids" ( Sydney and Emerson) learning how to cope with each other in such a world as is. All law show depict circumstantial suits that are usually resolved in an entertaining fashion and do not always represent the real world, BUT they are entertaining leaving the watcher with a good feeling of resolve. My opine is that all the acting is superb, with real emotion shown where it should. The ongoing case of George is interesting at very least, although to me it appears to be a bit ingenious. As a viewer I do not pick shows apart "critically" as many other do and I think Buff city is a good entertaining law show . I hope it last beyond Christmas. My biggest concern for that being its time placement across from several other very good shows , ( Bull and Good Doctor) both in 3rd or 4th seasons which may serves as harsh competition in the ratings.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This series mixes legal machinations with dysfunctional family dynamics to create a complicated but entertaining story. The professional conversations in and outside of the courtroom focus on the importance of obtaining legal and social justice for those who are victimized by corruption of the corporate elite -- juxtaposed against the imperfections of Sydney and her father, both of whom have made personal choices over the years that have caused a lot of pain to the people closest to them. These conflicts are interesting, but Bluff City Law still offers all the expected twists and turns of a solid legal procedural while still managing enough drama to give it a soapy edge for those looking for something with slightly more heart.

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