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The series highlights the high-level of power and responsibility sheriffs have in Louisiana, as well as the range of different issues they confront in the Bayou's Terrebone Parish.
Positive Role Models
The sheriff and his deputies attempt to uphold the law in the parish while still being sensitive to the community's traditions. Some of the residents featured on the show reflect common generalizations about the people living in the Bayou.
Violence & Scariness
Shotguns, rifles, and bullets are visible (and sometimes fired); neighbors sometimes threaten to shoot each other. Alleged criminals are shown chased by humans and dogs, forced to the ground, and handcuffed. Dead carcasses and other potentially disturbing voodoo-related items visible. Complaints include alligator attacks and require removal of the animal.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasionally a cast member is shown hugging or lightly kissing his/her romantic partner while off duty.
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Words like "damn," "pissed," and "bitch" are frequent; curses like "s--t" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
The sheriff drives a Maserati confiscated from a drug dealer; seized properties include cars like Camaros. Dodge pick up trucks and other vehicle logos occasional referenced and/or visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Conversations about and the search for violent drug dealers are common. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that that Cajun Justice features law enforcement doing their job in the Louisiana Bayou, which means lots of discussions about violent criminals and drugs, and deputies are often shown drawing their guns or chasing down criminals. Some folks may find what they see here a bit stereotypical, especially when it references alligator attacks, black magic ceremonies, and regional folklore. The language can get salty ("piss," "bitch"; stronger words bleeped), and people are sometimes shown smoking cigarettes.
Is It Any Good?
From chasing drug dealers to run-ins with paranormal investigators, the unique situations of this series documents what Southern Louisiana law enforcement must contend with as a result of the economic challenges and cultural traditions of the region. It also shows how law enforcement must balance their role with the ways the close-knit communities of this parish pursue their own justice.
While it features the typical fan fare of most reality cop shows, Cajun Justice is surprisingly entertaining. The characters, while serious about their work, appear positive and sensitive to their community's needs rather than flexing their muscle for the camera. Some of the calls they get, and the people they deal with, also lead to the occasional chuckle. If you like this this sort of thing, you will definitely find it worth the watch.
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