A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The main characters, who are enormously appealing, are criminals ... who prey on bad guys. Cast members are black and white, with one female on the team.
Violence & Scariness
Not much violence for a crime-oriented show, but there's the occasional punch in the face.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Women sometimes appear wearing very little and are in provocative situations. One scene includes a shot from a porno and stops just short of exposing a female actress' bust.
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Some profanity, but with the British accents, it can be hard to interpret. "Bloody hell" and the like are frequent.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent alcohol consumption. Occasional cigar smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, at its core, this lighthearted British crime-caper series is all about dishonesty. It glamorizes con jobs, and the appealing characters are all greedy criminals (though they do target bad guys). Plenty of scenes set in bars mean there's lots of drinking, and the group's lone female member often uses her sexiness to distract a mark. Other women also show up in skimpy clothes, and some scenes feature intense kissing and mild groping.
Is It Any Good?
The criminal aspect is treated lightly -- violence is rare, and the group's marks are always dishonest. For example, in one episode, the team sets up a greedy racehorse owner (who also directs adult films), selling him a bunk horse for £100,000. The team members realize they've been duped when the owner writes a clause into the contract requiring the horse to win a race before he pays up. An elaborate switcheroo ensues -- which ultimately fails when celebratory champagne squirted on the horse causes its camouflage paint to come off.
With several twists and turns in each episode, this slick, blithe crime show is loads of fun to watch. But the show is designed with adults in mind, and frequent sexual scenarios and scenes set in bars mean it's not a great fit for younger viewers. And even teens who can handle those elements might get confusing messages about right and wrong thanks to the show's inherent glamorization of crime.
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