Parents' Guide to

Law & Order: Los Angeles

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violence, crime follow courtroom drama to City of Angels.

TV NBC Drama 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Law and Order Drama + Courtroom Drama = Young Teens, Older Teens, Adults and Seniors

Yes It Think is Suitable for Young Teens and Up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

LAPD Spin on original, Not as good

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Like the original series, L&O: L.A. pulls details from news headlines to create stories with interesting plot twists. But these stories are told with a distinct L.A. flair and often revolve around the unique Hollywood culture. There are also some differences in the way the courtroom drama unfolds in each episode thanks to having two teams of district attorneys.

The show is well written, but it lacks some of the grittiiness that fans have come to expect from the franchise. While that may result from a conscious effort on the part of the producers to match the over-styled culture that Los Angeles is sometimes known for, it takes away from the series' edigness. Courtroom drama fans may enjoy it, but diehard Law & Order fans may find be a little disappointed.

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