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Parents' Guide to

Crossing Jordan

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sappy crime drama too intense for kids.

TV NBC Drama 2001
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Why, NBC?

My 11 and 7-year old sons watched this at a friends house, I knew what it was, and I had to ban it for the kids. Dosent stop me from watching it though.
age 13+


love it but no way for the urchins

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the idea of a strong female lead in a traditionally male role is appealing, the writing is unfortunately treacly. ("Working so close to death must make you really appreciate life." "Every day ... every day.") Mix the corny sentimentality with the graphically brutal violence of the weekly storylines, and the result is ugly.

Clearly the show is not appropriate for younger viewers, and new parents and pregnant women may want to avoid it as well. Not all episodes are as graphic as the one described above, but many storylines focus on children and other vulnerable folks. The series is so full of clichés and hackneyed storylines that it blends in with the rest of the genre's more mediocre shows.

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