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Boston's Finest

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Unscripted, gritty series has great role models for teens.

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Executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg (who plays a detective on the New York City-set cop drama Blue Bloods), Boston's Finest is as much about paying homage to the people who protect Wahlberg's hometown as it is about entertainment. And that's perfectly fine, considering the men and women profiled are well-deserving of our attention and respect -- and make great role models for impressionable young viewers. These are real heroes making real sacrifices to ensure the safety of a city they love.

True, most officers use a lot of (bleeped) salty language. But by offering a look at their professional and personal lives, Boston's Finest makes it easy to forgive those infractions in favor of appreciating the risks they take and the challenges they face every day. It's not appointment TV by any means, but it's a well-made series with positive messages that makes a sincere impression.

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