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Grey's Anatomy

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Medical soap is gripping -- and occasionally graphic.

TV ABC Drama 2005
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 61 parent reviews

age 11+

Good for ages 12+

Let your kids live! If they are mature, know what s*x is, and know swear words they are fine! My 12 and 9 year old watch it with me all the time. Parental guidance suggested.
age 14+

Entertain don't preach

I used to love this show. Unfortunately, in recent seasons they have used this show to "preach" about their political views. The last fe . Ww episodes were almost entirely about how evil it is that Roe v. Wade was overturned and portrayed pro life advocates as violent maniacs. I liked it better when they were trying to entertain not convert me to their political views.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (61 ):
Kids say (317 ):

The show's writers have proven that they're not above ridiculous plotlines involving ghost sex, doctors committing insurance fraud to save a child, or a man walking around with a bomb inside his body. But aside from the soapy storylines, what has hooked so many people on Grey's Anatomy since its release in 2005 is the complexity of its characters. So while Meredith is beautiful and smart, she's also remarkably flawed. As the series goes on, her story -- and those of her colleagues -- only deepen.

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