Common Sense Media says

Simple crime drama is tame by today's standards.

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(out of 7 reviews)
age 11+
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Educator and Parent Written bylouisamay August 8, 2011

Wise Woman Does Good

fine, strong female lead is superior role model--and familiar, beloved voice (kids will recognize her from Beauty & The Beast and The Last Unicorn!)
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byJon Lovitz May 20, 2009

I love this show!

Most kids probably won't like it, but if they wanna watch it, it should be fine.
Adult Written byLowe's man February 21, 2016

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.
Kid, 11 years old August 4, 2012

Best Murder Show Ever ( Good with kids)

this is a great show and it may have some violance as murder and occasional fights. some times people are in love and sex but you dont see it. this is a great show. i love it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byKennyMcCormick February 17, 2012

Murder, She Wrote

Great show!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byMaddie U. July 7, 2011

Not for Young Children

I have been watching this show since I was 10, but some parents may not want their 10-year-olds watching this due to the violence and scary content. Overall, the show is very women-empowering. Jessica Fletcher is a wise, sensible and fun character with the smarts and the guts to investigate mysteries and eventually solve them, and find clues the cops always seem to miss. The sexual content is very mild. There is not affairs in every episode, nor is there kissing very frequently. But in some episodes, affairs are common, and almost always the partner knows they are cheating, which seems like a bad message for marriage and relationships. But bad guys never win. It will take you back to simpler days, when blood and unnecessary gore never existed. I love this show, but you need to know your child and find out if you think your child is mature enough for this program. There is mild language, but it is only used out of frustration, and is uncommon.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Adult Written bybarb lantz May 3, 2010

e and share with eithers

i love murder she wrote, my mom and i have spent many hours watching the show. i have started buying the seasons.
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Great messages