Danger Coast

 
(i)

 

Waterborne rescues are dramatic and real, but not graphic.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

No matter the situation, even in the most dire cases, it’s human nature to help each other out. Also, the show makes it clear that water sports and intoxication don't mix.

Positive role models

The rescue workers on this show risk their own lives to protect others, and deserve nothing but praise. In contrast, many of the people they must save end up in life-threatening situations because of their own bad choices, often because of drugs or alcohol.

Violence

Dangerous accidents are part of the daily routine for the rescue workers on this show, including fires, boating accidents and other life-threatening incidents. There’s plenty of intense, real-life drama, but few graphic images.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drugs and alcohol often play a role in the accidents in the show, and some of the victims seem to be under the influence.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality series -- which follows the members of the Miami-Dade County Marine Operations Bureau as they respond to distress calls along the Florida coast -- includes non-stop action as the team responds to incidents ranging from minor boating accidents to life-threatening situations. Though the drama is real, the show avoids showing the most graphic injuries, and there’s no swearing, smoking, sex, though some of the incidents occur due to people using drugs or alcohol while water sporting.

What's the story?

The sea is a communal playground in Florida, and the nearly non-stop boat traffic generates a steady stream of fires, collisions, and other dangerous accidents. No wonder they call this show DANGER COAST. It follows the members of the Miami-Dade County Marine Operations Bureau as they put their own lives on the line, every day, to save others.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

There’s little new in Danger Coast. Emergency workers are a common subject in TV dramas (see ER, Third Watch, Trauma, et al.) and these kinds of ride-along reality shows have become a television staple (see Cops, DEA, etc.). All this makes it very hard to wring any kind of new drama from the mix of mundane idiocy and true, life-threatening accidents that make up this series.

While the rescuers of the Marine Operations Bureau deserve nothing but praise for their fine work, this show does little to make their efforts into exciting television.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about rescue workers. What kind of person would want a job where hir or her life is in danger all the time? Does this appeal to you?

  • How many of the accidents on this show could be avoided? Why do you think so many dangerous incidents are caused by foolish decisions? Do you think drugs or alcohol play an important role in these accidents?

TV details

Network:CMT
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:NR

This review of Danger Coast was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

  • Graphic footage that's best for strong stomachs.
  • High-intensity rescues in the high country.
  • Eye-opening series spotlights dangerous jobs.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Parent Written byPlague May 24, 2010
 

Danger Coast

Fun show, not bad in any way, and the people who partol the coast work hard and are dedicated to their job.
Teen, 13 years old Written bynoahb18 April 12, 2010
 

Suitable

in a way it shows a good example- to save others in need, but it can also replicate danger and violence and stupidity.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 3, 7, 10, 11, 17, and 17 year old Written byTreythetired April 22, 2010
 

Great show!

Great Show, It teaches kids how the real world is, But not appropriate for 5- due to cursing. Parent Review: AWESOME Shows great scenes.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great role models

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass