Murder, She Wrote

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Simple crime drama is tame by today's standards.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Some are appropriate, some are not

Some episodes are fine but others relating to adultery, suicide or too much alcohol etc. I don't approve of until older. I watched it as a kid but I keep it clean for my own as long as possible.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 12+

better than many of today's crime dramas

Actually I wouldn't call this show simple, as it requires a lot of thinking. It is tame and the violence is minimal, but that's what makes the show great. Ideal for those who like detective series or mysteries but do not like the intense and often graphic violence found in many crime dramas that have come out in the last 20 years or so. The reason why Jessica Fletcher, played by Angela Lansbury, does a better job than many professional detectives is because of her attention to detail and her slow pace, proving that slow and steady wins the race. Although this show was designed for senior citizens, adolescents will enjoy it too. If not right away, they will if they give it a chance. A great opportunity for them to try something that is designed for a different audience and one that many wouldn't watch on their own.

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For kids who love mysteries and crime dramas

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