Parents' Guide to

Burden of Truth

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Legal drama has strong female lead, solid mystery.

TV CW Drama 2018
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Not clean

The series starts out okay. But by episode three, one of the sick girls shares a brief kiss with her girlfriend. I am very disappointed that common sense labeled this as ok with no sexual content.
age 18+

So far so good

Episode 1: It starts out slow. The main actress, who is a lawyer, heads back to her long forgotten hometown to settle with victims of a possible vaccine induced illness. Causes for concerned parents: a teenage girl proclaims to have lied to her parents & she and her friend who is a girl say they are a gay couple and have "been with each other".

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Surprisingly compelling, this series brings CW veteran Kristin Kreuk back to her small-town roots (she spent 10 years as Lana on the CW's Smallville). She's excellent as crusading lawyer Joanna Hanley, who returns to the hamlet of Millwood to solve one mystery but ends up finding another: why her family left this town in a hurry many years ago. The medical mystery is intriguing, and the plight of the affected girls is handled sensitively and with realistic teen emotion. Unfortunately, the personal drama involving Joanna's relationships with her father and boyfriend is much more predictable. That said, the Burden of Truth cast works well together, and Kreuk radiates compassion and intelligence that make her character's evolution from corporate stooge to committed justice seeker convincing.

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