A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a crime-solving series, but includes themes like coping with difficult pasts, family, and friendship.
Positive Role Models
Cormoran Strike has a troubled past, but is a smart investigator, is kind, and wants to help his clients. Robin is smart, strong, and empowered. Matthew Cunliffe can be jealous and sneaky.
The cast is mostly White; some secondary and occasional characters are Black and Asian.
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Violence & Scariness
Dead people are shown, but the injuries and amount of blood visible is limited. Threats to do harm are made. Sexual violence and suicide are also themes in some seasons. War-related injuries are visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Folks are shown in sometimes-skimpy underwear, sex workers are visible on occasion, and there are bedroom scenes.
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Words like "hell,' "damn," "arse," and others are audible.
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Products & Purchases
The series is based on J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike series. Labels for Mercedes-Benz, Gucci, and other brands are sometimes visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Constant cigarette smoking. Drinking is often visible. Drugs (cocaine) are sometimes shown, and drug abuse is discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that C.B. Strike, which is based on novels written by J.K. Rowling, is a British detective series that centers on murder investigations. It contains images of deceased individuals, some blood, and conversations about suicide. War-related injuries are also visible. There's some sexual content, rough language, drinking, and constant cigarette smoking. Drugs are visible, and drug-related deaths are discussed. Brands like Mercedes-Benz and Gucci are sometimes shown.
Is It Any Good?
The smart, hard-boiled detective procedural features well-rounded, relatable characters and thorny cases that lead to entertaining twists. Cormoran Strike is intelligent, broody, but kind, and his tumultuous life and tenuous relationships with family members serve as the foundation for personal narratives that are woven into the investigative process. Meanwhile, some of the private life of the sharp and sensitive Robin Ellacott is also revealed, including her engagement to Matthew Cunliffe (Kerr Logan), which allows viewers to understand who she is and what drives her. Not surprisingly, over the course of several seasons the relationship between the two sleuths also gets more complicated. Ultimately, C.B. Strike is formulaic, and approaches investigations using old-fashioned smarts. But while it's not the most action-packed, it delivers an engaging adaptation of J.K. Rowling's stories that fans of good crime-solving tales will enjoy.
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