Parents' Guide to

First Responders Live

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Courageous workers star in sometimes violent reality show.

TV Fox Reality TV 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Announcer talks too much.

I feel it is a very entertaining show. Announcer needs to not be involved. He's quite annoying.

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age 18+

Camera Person Needs Lessons

It's a good show. My issue is the cameraman or woman. They are doing a horrible job. During a chase, I don't want to be looking at the officer driving the car, nor the dadhboard. I want to see the chase. Figure out how to keep the camera steady. The camera folks on Live PD know how to do their jobs, keeping the camera steady, and watching the action.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (1):

This solid reality series, executive-produced by Law & Order's Dick Wolf, seeks to to celebrate the invaluable work and sacrifice of America's first responders. It offers an opportunity for viewers to see their work firsthand, from an actual first responder's point of view. It also gives these men and women a voice, allowing them to talk about what they do and why they find the work meaningful. But some of the live events, which are aired with a slight time delay, also feel a little exploitative, especially when cameras begin focusing on the seriously injured or on people who are clearly struggling and in pain. Meanwhile, activities like high-speed chases and arrests sometimes make it feel like you're watching an episode of COPS. Nonetheless, First Responders Live is successful at underscoring the fact that America's first responders are willing to put their lives on the line every day to help others, and for this they should be respected and celebrated.

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