A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show underscores the importance of doctors treating patients like people rather than medical puzzles to be solved. It also highlights the importance of community. Occasional stereotypical references about the Deep South.
Positive Role Models
She doesn't always have the best bedside manner or the strongest social skills, but Zoe Hart is a talented doctor who helps patients. Some secondary characters are racist.
Violence & Scariness
During occasional arguments people are threatened with cross bows, rifles, and other hunting gear. Some injuries. Blood is sometimes visible during medical procedures.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Infidelity is a theme in the show. Contains scenes of people hugging, kissing, and pulling off their shirts (occasionally undergarments are visible). Unprotected sex and unexpected pregnancy are occasional discussed in a medical context. One episode features a baby delivery.
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Words like "damn" and "hell" are occasionally audible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, beer) visible. Occasionally an adult character gets drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this medical drama is pretty mild compared to other primetime doctor/hospital shows, but it still contains some strong themes (unexpected pregnancy, infidelity, racism). Drinking and intimate scenes of adults making out are occasionally visible. The series contains cultural stereotypes of the South and some of the people who live there.
Is It Any Good?
The series combines drama and humor in order to tell the story of a young woman who is rediscovering who she is while learning to become a better doctor. It contains some interesting plot lines about her patients, but most of the show's focus is on the romantic tensions and illicit relationships between various members of the community.
It's pretty mild compared to other doctor-centered shows, but it contains themes -- like unexpected pregnancies, infidelity, and racism -- that may not be appropriate for younger viewers. It definitely has some heart, and teens who like this kind of drama will find it very entertaining.
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