TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Intense Canadian cop show explores effects of violence.

CBS Drama 2008

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Great action, but shows emotion too

This show doesn't just focus on the intense situations in which the characters are involved; it also focuses on all the emotional aspects of being in these scenarios, whether they end good or bad. It shows that the criminals have justification, but that it is never a good idea to solve your problems with violence. The last great thing about this show is that the police always think of killing as the last option. The show focuses strongly on the negotiations between the criminals and the police, and they use non-lethal methods (e.g. gas, surprise) most of the time. I think that this is a great show that teaches kids that there is more to it than just good people and bad people; there is a whole spectrum.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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