Parents' Guide to

Marshal Law Texas

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Texas law-enforcement reality show more violent than most.

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The unscripted series showcases the unique joint effort between Houston's law enforcement organizations and the U.S. Marshals' Office to deal with the city's violent crime rate, which is one of the highest in the country. But the show's entertainment value comes from the suspense created by the manhunts, which feature officers and marshals yelling, breaking down doors and windows, and chasing folks on foot, in cars, and by helicopter.

In-between these voyeuristic moments, conversations with law enforcement officials and archived news footage offer details about fugitives and their alleged crimes. Emotional interviews with crime victims and their families discussing the impact of these criminals' violent acts are also featured, despite reminders that they are considered innocent until proven guilty. The result is a reality show that is both gritty and dramatic.

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