Parents' Guide to

Golden Boy

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intriguing premise enlivens violent cop procedural.

TV CBS Drama 2013
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

just for the grown ups

i don't see anything wrong with this show its different and thats what i love about it, i like when the story goes back to how it all started keep up the good work love the cast, and if you don't agree with it change the channel don't try and take away from us who love the show different strokes for different folks, somes shows come on at a certain time because thats grownfolkes time when kids should be in the bed

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Another cop show, really? Yet Golden Boy boasts a terrific cast, including the gravitas-laden Chi McBride in a lead role, and compelling Theo James (you may recognize him as Lady Mary's fateful Turkish suitor from Downton Abbey) at the center of the action.

The show's flashback premise is also not unique; viewers will recall the gimmick from shows like The Nine and Lost. The formula is oft-used, because it works: Viewers will be particularly intrigued by the hints dropped about mayhem to come, and want to know how Clark got from where he was to the "big chair at the 1PP." And thus despite being nothing new, the show works.

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