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Necessary Roughness

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Female lead calls the shots in adult, sports-themed drama.

TV USA Drama 2011
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

My review

I think its a good show, but borders on what I let my 12 yr old son watch and what I don't. Everything is mostly on the mild side, but it comes relatively close.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While Necessary Roughness lacks the instantaneous snap of the character-driven USA dramas White Collar, Suits, and Fairly Legal, it's definitely got the drive to deliver. Although sometimes it feels like the female lead is trying a little too hard to convince us of her Long Island-laced, working mother street cred with lines like, "My specialties include chicken parmesan, cognitive behavior therapies, hypnotherapy, and kicking patients' butts." We get it, Dr. Dani: You're sassy.

A few lame lines aside, the show's premise is pretty intriguing. And Dr. Dani doesn't limit her hypnotic influence to the world of professional sports, but also takes on troubled politicians and news anchors.

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