A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The FBI requires talent, intelligence, courage, patience.
Positive Role Models
Some cast members are easier to like than others, but all are committed to solving crime.
Violence & Scariness
Crimes are often violent. Knives, firearms of all kinds are visible, as are explosives. Events include explosions, collapsing buildings, shootings, etc. People are shown being thrown, poisoned, carved, etc. Bloody bodies, gruesome injuries visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strip clubs, prostitution, other sex-related themes are common.
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"Crap," "damn." Racist epithets sometimes used.
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Products & Purchases
FBI agents often drive in Chevrolet SUVs.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drug dealers are sometimes central to an investigation.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that FBI, a spin-off of the Law & Order franchise, is a crime procedural that features lots of violence, including explosions, gunfire, knives, and some grisly images of bloody corpses. Words like "crap" and "damn" are frequent, and racist references are sometimes audible. There are some references to strip clubs, prostitution, and human trafficking, too. Drug dealing is sometimes central to a crime, and drinking is occasionally shown. FBI agents are shown driving Chevrolet SUVs, but the logos aren't prominent.
Is It Any Good?
This entertaining crime procedural features all the classic investigation drama one comes to expect from Dick Wolf-produced television. The crimes reflect current events, and the investigations usually wrap up nicely after some disturbing encounters and conversations. Meanwhile, New York City serves as the fast-paced, often gritty backdrop that brings perps and agents together.
While not as well-written as Law & Order, FBI still spins some good stories. Fans of the franchise will be drawn to the rhythm of the show, which combines lots of crime-solving banter with some fleeting moments of emotion. But it's more violent, thanks to gruesome images of the dead. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a satisfyingly good crime show, you'll most likely enjoy it.
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