A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The moral is that crime doesn't pay, but the real focus is on the different ways ex-fugitives were able to remain on the run thanks to fast thinking, law-enforcement error, and sheer luck.
Positive Role Models
Criminals and victims come from all walks of life. Many ex-fugitives express little remorse for the crimes they committed.
Violence & Scariness
Guns, knives, sticks, and other weapons are visible. Criminal reenactments feature shootings, stabbings, and other violent crimes; bloody wounds and dead bodies are clearly visible. Gang activity and sex crimes are discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Infidelity and prostitution are discussed. Women are sometimes shown in skimpy clothing; men are sometimes shown shirtless.
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Words such as "damn," "hell" audible; stronger vocabulary bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (beer, cocktails, hard liquor), cigarette smoking, and illegal-drug consumption (marijuana, cocaine) visible in reenactments.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I (Almost) Got Away With It features frank discussions about criminal behavior, and violent reenactments are replayed over and over again. Bloody wounds and murder victims are clearly visible, as are illegal activities ranging from drug trafficking to brutal assaults. Alcohol, cigarette smoking, and drug use are shown in reenactments. Some episodes are milder than others, but the overall series isn't meant for kids. Sensitive adults may have a tough time handling what's shown here, too.
Is It Any Good?
I (Almost) Got Away With It seeks to entertain viewers by describing some of the strange and creative ways people try to get away from law enforcement. It also highlights the mistakes they make that lead to their capture. Adding to the drama are extremely violent reenactments, specific scenes of which are replayed throughout the entire episode.
People who like this sort of thing will find it interesting, but the nonchalant and unapologetic way most ex-fugitives talk about their crimes is disturbing. Discussions about the mistakes that law enforcement make and the loopholes in the system that make it easier for criminals to hide are frustrating, too. Ultimately, the show is less of a morality tale and more of an exploitation.
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