A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Intelligence and critical thinking are what help find elusive criminals. Mental illness is a theme; the fact that there is no shame in having one is underscored.
Positive Role Models
Lincoln Rhyme can be cocky and inpatient. Amelia Sachs has doubts, but is strong enough to follow her gut and do the work. A character uses a wheelchair and is treated with respect.
Violence & Scariness
People fall from high places and get hurt, are shown being stabbed, hanging from areas with evidence of being tortured and killed. Human bones are left at crime scenes. Guns are frequently visible, explosions and other violent events are frequent.
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Words like "bitch" are audible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking occasionally visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector is a police mystery series. Based on the popular novel The Bone Collector, it features lots of graphic, violent imagery, ranging from people falling from high places, being stabbed, and people and corpses showing obvious signs of torture and suffering at the hands of a serial killer. Guns, chases, and fiery explosions are also part of the fray. There's some strong language, and drinking is shown on occasion. Mental illness, family, and friendship are also themes, and the main character uses a wheelchair.
Is It Any Good?
This so-so series attempts to adapt Jefferey Deaver's tension-filled cat-and-mouse story into a conventional police procedural, with less than great results. Unlike the successful 1999 film adaptation, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector is forced to rely on secondary storylines, some of which revolve on characters' private lives, in order to keep the story flowing from episode to episode. But rather than enhancing the backbone of the story, these plot lines are predictable, and rely on flashbacks and CGI to increase the show's hype. As a result, viewers are left with a crime drama that's only mildly entertaining.
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