Parents' Guide to

Cajun Justice

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Cops contend with peculiar characters, drug dealers, etc.

TV A&E Reality TV 2012
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Puleeez! Get REAL!

I suppose you could call this show "entertaining" to a point, but that's about it. The primary reason I've marked "not for kids" is due to the fact that this show claims to be "reality" and a representation of cajuns in South Louisiana (specifically Terrebonne Parish). NOT! I lived in Houma, where most of this show was filmed, for many years and just returned from an 8 months visit with family who are still reside there. Most of the type people you see in these cajun "reality" shows are few and far between in South Louisiana and everyone I know is repulsed and disgusted at the way the scenes are staged to depict a stereotype which is almost cartoonish! And voodoo? It's seldom even HEARD OF in Terrebonne Parish. There was a good bit of protest from the local citizens to prevent this show being filmed and most aren't too happy with the taxpayer expense generated by a Sheriff who wanted to be a "star". So, if your kids watch this, make certain they understand it to be a fictional program.
age 18+

Cajun Justice horrible example

I live here, and this show is entirely fake. They get people to play the parts of the Cajun people, and have spent a lot of our tax dollars and even wrecked a car to perform on this show. Disgraceful! We are not a bunch of voodoo, fraidy cat people down here, and that is what they are portraying.

Is It Any Good?

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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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