A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show offers lots of positive messages: Always do the right thing, respect others, don't make assumptions, and always put family first. Amy's job as a family court judge means that she deals with cases of abuse and neglect, but she does her best to deal with these problems fairly and to the benefit of all concerned.
Violence & Scariness
Child abuse and neglect is discussed, but rarely shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some dating and sexual relationships between adults, but drama is the focus, not titillation.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that some of the cases that family court judge Amy Gray presides over might upset young or sensitive viewers -- particularly those that deal with sexual abuse, neglect, and battles between foster and birth parents. But overall, this is a much more family-friendly hour than most other legal-centric dramas on TV.
Is It Any Good?
In an era of bawdy, sensationalistic reality shows, Judging Amy gives viewers an hour of solid family drama. Parents will feel good letting older tweens and teens tune in to a show that has positive messages about respect and doing good, and viewers of all ages will likely be fascinated by the machinations of the family court. Some of Amy's cases, however, might be upsetting for sensitive or younger viewers, particularly those that involve neglect or abuse.
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