Parents' Guide to

Fugitive Chronicles

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Runaway criminal re-enactments portray extreme violence.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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The series combines the grittiness of a documentary with the dramatic flair of a crime series in order to produce disturbing details about the real dangers associated with chasing and recapturing a dangerous criminal. Adding to this are some emotional conversations offered by the commanding officers, who share their feelings about the many frustrating moments they had during their searches, and the sense of loss and anger they continue to feel over the lives lost at the hands of the criminals they were trying to capture.

Actor portrayals and frequent violent scenes definitely sensationalize the stories being told here. But these scenes also underscore how dangerous these criminals really are, despite some people's misguided attempts to treat them like local folk heroes. They also highlight how frighteningly unglamorous living life on the run can really be. It's definitely not for the faint of heart, but viewers who like this sort of thing will probably find it worth watching.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 1, 2010
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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