Parents' Guide to

Chicago P.D.

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Police procedural has blood, gore, and tense situations.

TV NBC Drama 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 18+

Why the new cursing?

Was an excellent show untill the past couple of weeks. Not gonna hear God's name taken in vain! Stop taking His name and we'll enjoy it again. Would have given 5 stars except for the cursing!

This title has:

Educational value
Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Increase profanity

I have watched Chicago PD for a few years and have enjoyed the story lines. The acting has been good and the plots realistic. My challenge is the increase profanity over the last few weeks. They have sadly turned up their negative language. They are using God's name in vain. This is unnecessary and totally disrespectful. The addition of this disrespectful language does not give credibility to the characters nor depth to the story line. I am writing this review in hopes that Dick Wolfe would somehow see it and repent. God is to be honored not dishonored through a TV show. Totally unnecessary and unwanted.

This title has:

Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (15):

If you've ever watched Law & Order (any of them), this show is going to seem very familiar to you. There's a lot of tromping around in various picturesque or sordid-looking locales, ride-alongs in the police car, gun battles, cops getting off one-liners against each other in ill-lit police stations. Yep, this is another Dick Wolf show with a crime-of-the-week setup, bolstered with ongoing dark adult soap opera drama: This cop is accused of a murder he didn't commit, that one has a teenage daughter he's worried is going bad.

It's all familiar stuff, and it's a little gory and talky for anyone younger than mature teens. But if you customarily enjoy the L&O franchise, or the show from which Chicago P.D. was spun off, Chicago Fire, you may want to check this one out. The characters are nice to look at (too nice to be realistic, actually, but oh well), have satisfyingly heroic-yet-complicated backstories, and the action is fast and furious since this show lacks the courtroom aspect of the L&O shows.

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