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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What 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.
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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?
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.
Talk to your kids 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?
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