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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's about investigating crimes ranging from violent murders to corrupt politicians. Doing the right thing, ethics, and loyalty also are themes.
Positive Role Models
The NCIS New Orleans group views itself as a family as well as colleagues.
Violence & Scariness
Theft, murder, gangs, and similar themes are central to the show. There are graphic images of blood, severed body parts, and bloody wounds. Corpses and autopsy procedures are visible. Weapons, gun fights, fistfights, and other altercations are shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some references to dating, as well as some subtle innuendo.
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Words such as "hell" are audible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (beer, cocktails) visible. Illegal drug-smuggling busts reveal large quantities of heroin and other illegal narcotics.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that NCIS: New Orleans contains all the content one expects from an NCIS spin-off, including graphic crime scenes showing bloody wounds, mutilated body parts, and corpses. Weapons, drugs, and other crime-related images are shown and discussed. There's some drinking (beer, cocktails), as well as mild sexual innuendo. There are a few iffy words (like "hell"), too.
Is It Any Good?
As with its sister shows, this series offers the same crime scenes, autopsies, and occasional quirks but this time with the kind of flair that New Orleans is known for. In fact, much of what makes NCIS: New Orleans interesting is the local culture in which these stories take place, which brings with it the local cuisine, music, and history.
NCIS fans will find it worth watching. However, newcomers to the series may be put off by the endless array of violent images, which range from gun fights to mutilated body parts. Nonetheless, if you're looking to be entertained by an upbeat crime series, this one will fit the bill.
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