Parents' Guide to

L.A.'s Finest

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Uninspired female-led action-comedy has violence, language.

TV Spectrum Action 2019
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

I'm enjoying cast. They have good chemistry.

It's no greater than a PG14.
age 11+

Amazing Show!

This show is one of favorites!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Gabrielle Union does a lot of heavy lifting here; her confidence and charisma are the show's main assets -- but it's not enough to buoy the mediocre storylines. It usually employs "bad guy of the week" plots with far too many goofy in-jokes, and nods to the film franchise that inspired it are constant. The show is also seemingly at a loss when it comes to keeping Syd and Nancy's character development consistent; their basic personalities change on a whim to suit the plot, and Alba is never really believable as an ex-Navy ballistics expert.

And for a show that seems to enjoy pumping up the "female empowerment" angle, L.A.'s Finest sure does revel in objectifying its female leads. Never in the history of law enforcement has a lipgloss had such staying power. It's hard to imagine an audience sticking with this series for very long, especially since the show can't really nail down what it's trying to say.

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