A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Good vs. evil is a major theme, with an emphasis placed on taking personal responsibility for the way you live your life -- no matter the circumstances.
Positive Role Models
Jason is sympathetic and intelligent and goes out of his way to keep his evil alter ego at bay, often taking extreme measures to ensure other people's safety. But he's also living a double life that only a few trusted associates know about, and he must occasionally lie to protect himself. Evil Ian is charming and therefore likable, but it's usually clear that his actions are abhorrent.
Violence & Scariness
Blood is mostly limited to semi-graphic surgical scenes, but there's some physical combat, too. Some characters use weapons like guns and knives.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual activity is heavily implied, with some onscreen kissing and scantily clad characters in lingerie, etc.
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Characters use words like "p---k," "jackass," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The main character's alter ego parties hard, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs like cocaine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Do No Harm centers on a good man with an evil alter ego who parties hard, mistreats women, and is a generally despicable person. As a result, you'll see some sexually charged scenes with implied intercourse, encounter the use of illegal substances like cocaine, and hear iffy gateway words like "p---k" and "jackass." You'll also see some punching and kicking, along with bloody surgeries that ultimately save lives.
Is It Any Good?
Do No Harm, without a doubt, is ridiculous. But when you consider that it's based on a classic story that was written more than 100 years ago, the bitter pill of a brilliant neurosurgeon who transforms into a metaphorical monster every night at exactly 8:25 p.m. -- and has therefore managed to convince his colleagues that he can't work nights because he's a diabetic -- is a bit easier to swallow.
What really saves it though is Pasquale's charming portrayal of both characters, particularly his playful take on the evil Ian, who he imbues with dash of Dexter and a wink to American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. The result is a completely despicable human being you can't help but like -- even when you know you shouldn't.
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