Parents' Guide to

Dead Again

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Reinvestigation reality series is voyeuristic and violent.

TV A&E Reality TV 2014
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Different take

I don't know how the team in rowlett Texas with darly routier could have reached a conclusion without mentioning the bloody rag with the kids blood on it that was found just down the street

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Dead Again uses the reinvestigation process to show the various ways detectives look for clues, analyze information, and scrutinize seemingly insignificant details that can make a major difference when they're trying to (re)solve a murder case. It also shows how they must often rely on instinct and experience to guide them, especially when key information, such as DNA evidence, is missing.

Thanks to the use of dramatic music, highly stylized reenactments of key moments and details, and gruesome crime scene footage, the entire experience seems sensationalist and tabloid-like. As a result, one might find it difficult to think that the folks who actually handle these cases will take what's being offered here seriously. Viewers who like crime-solving TV will probably find it entertaining, but sensitive viewers may find it disturbing.

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