Parents' Guide to

Cold Squad

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Canadian police drama isn't anything special.

TV Syndicated Drama 1998
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+


1 episode goes off another comes on with no mention of what happened. Season 3, we are to think nothing happened to Ali's cousin after getting her partner shot by calling him, and then a child shot in head during shoot out? I love how keep touching evidence with bare hands, no gloves

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Like its American counterparts Cold Case (which is so similar in premise that it earned a lawsuit from Cold Squad's creators...) and CSI, Cold Squad looks at topical -- and often sensational -- cases, some of which might be too much for sensitive viewers. Subplots involving the officers' private lives deal with decidedly adult issues, including ongoing marital woes between Harper and his wife and, in one episode, McCormick having to divulge that she'd had an abortion in order to provide an alibi. But overall, Cold Squad lacks the suspense, edge, and pulse that viewers have come to expect from similar crime dramas.

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