Danger Coast

TV review by
Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Waterborne rescues are dramatic and real, but not graphic.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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 & Representations

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
Language
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.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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.
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.
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'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?

TV details

  • Premiere date: April 9, 2010
  • Network: CMT
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR

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