A Lot or a Little?
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Efforts to solve mysterious deaths are sometimes motivated by compassion for the victim and sometimes by politics or other institutional reasons. While the cast is primarily Caucasian, some of the detectives, forensic examiners, criminals, and victims are of various ages and come from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Violence & Scariness
Contains descriptions of violent acts, including murder, child molestation, and other sexual crimes. Bloody crime scenes are sometimes visible. Murder victims are sometimes shown in the morgue or undergoing pathological study.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional references to sexual behavior (usually violent) within the context of criminal investigations. Da Vinci supports the creation of a "red-light district" to protect Vancouver's sex workers.
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Fairly mild -- "damn," "hell," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol and tobacco products occasionally visible. References to drug and alcohol abuse and occasional references to drug trafficking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this critically acclaimed Canadian procedural crime drama centers on investigations of unusual deaths in Vancouver, British Columbia. Crime-solving procedures are emphasized, as are some of the investigators' personal issues. While the series' content is mild compared to some similarly themed stateside series, it does deal with mature topics and strong themes -- including prostitution and child molestation -- and has its share of bloody crime scenes.
Is It Any Good?
This dark, gritty series -- which is often compared to Steven Bochco's popular stateside cop show NYPD Blue -- offers well-written, multifaceted stories that combine investigation work with the characters' complex personal issues. In fact, many of the episodic mysteries remain unsolved when the show's focus shifts from crime -solving to understanding the complex personal issues that Da Vinci and his colleagues are dealing with. Da Vinci's Inquest originally ran from 1998-2005 in Canada and currently airs in syndication in the U.S.
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