TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Dark drama brings violence to generations in troubled town.

FX Drama 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Nudity in season 2

It should be no surprise that this series deals with murder, violence, betrayal, "innocent" people doing bad things, etc. The sex rating here is accurate for season 1. For season 2, though, there's a post-sex scene that shows a woman's bare behind, and almost shows her breasts, in that way where you almost think even more will be shown but something is barely blocked or the camera angle changes. Pushing boundaries like this is all too typical, unfortunately, for TV shows today.

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Great show with surprising morals

Sure, this show is violent and has treachery around many corners, which makes it unsuitable for kids. But I think Common Sense Media is being unfair with saying it promotes crime and that treacherous people can prosper, because it doesn't really do that. Sure, plenty of people do plenty of bad things, but they never truly get away with it. In the end, the bad guys get caught, and they're punished severely for their crimes. The cops always try to do what is right no matter what, and their persistence always pays off. And what's more satisfying than seeing an interesting bad guy do so many shocking things, yet fail to get away with it? That's life, it's okay to make a mistake, but if you do something truly horrible, don't expect to get away with it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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