Parents' Guide to

Crossing Lines

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Ho-hum police procedural with dead bodies and scary stuff.

TV NBC Drama 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Almost porn

The first 2 seasons were pretty good, but by season 3, topless women became very frequent, as were lots of sex scenes that were very convincing. Lots of f-bombs as well. Why did the writers feel a need to include these kind of scenes? There was even basically an orgy with topless women everywhere. Also, the characters by season 3 were more shallow, less developed. What I enjoyed most about the first 2 seasons were how much the characters were connected in spite of their flaws and scarred background. Yuck, what happened??
age 18+

how to ruin a good show

remove sutherland and fichtner

Is It Any Good?

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

It's Law & Order: The Hague. Or at least that what this retread of other crime 'n' violence cop shows feels like. It's more creepy dudes whose faces appear only in shadow, stalking hot young women who scream piteously and then fall down in the mud and break their heel, allowing them to be stabbed to death. In the credits, you'll appear as "Victim #3." Thank you for your good work!

It's disappointing, because Crossing Lines did nab itself a good cast. Donald Sutherland, great to see you again! William Fitchner has a weird, great face; fun to watch him. But we've seen this show before. Too many times, in fact. The Bridge does international police work better. Go watch that instead.

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