Parents' Guide to

In Plain Sight

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

A fresh take on girl power -- with guns, sex.

TV USA Drama 2008
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Very Good Show!

We watch this show every Sunday. My husband and I record the eipsodes for later and if we agree sometimes our oldest daughter can watch it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Mary is a refreshingly different kind of female role model -- the kind of woman who doesn't think twice about barging into a men's bathroom, belittling the size of a man's "equipment," and, seconds later, chucking a bar of soap at his genitals. But the show's writers also strive to make Mary real by saddling her with imperfection when it comes to her personal life. Whether this is a deliberate attempt to make her relatable or a subtle statement about whether women can truly have it all isn't clear. But maybe it's a little of both.

The show's plots can tend toward the convoluted, and secondary characters often come off as two-dimensional. But with its unique take on girl power, In Plain Sight is likely to find an audience. After all, there aren't many other shows about a take-charge kind of woman who eschews power pumps for a gun and a sensible pair of shoes.

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