Cold Case

TV review by Brenda Kienan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Mature crime drama lacks grit and pizzazz.

CBS Drama 2003

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+
This is a great show for adults that like crime shows. I make sure to pause the DVR whenever my seven year old is in the room because way too much about this show is adult in nature.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Distorted portrayal of Philadelphia...

I've lived in Rittenhouse Square, West Philly, Fishtown, Society Hill -- and this shows portrayal of residents education and emotional IQ is pathetic. The most recent show about a mother who lost most of her children (she is black, but that doesn't matter to this post's concern) and some Chicanos was terrible -- the bizarre characters don't resemble anyone I've met, and I've been in the poorest black/chicano neighborhoods. Aside from the show being overly-dramatic and poorly written, the portrayal of Philly is simplistic and plain silly. Don't waste your time.

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  • Monk Poster Image


    Witty crime drama too highbrow for most kids.

    age 14+

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