New Amsterdam

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Medical drama is fun but totally predictable.

NBC Drama 2018

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Great series!

This series is really good, I watched it with my 11 yr old daughter. The first few episodes were fine and had minimal language. As the seasons progressed they added gay characters, and lots of political talk.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

Great show, positive role models. It's graphically bloody (surgery etc) though

This is a great TV show about a real public hospital who happens to be the oldest in america (older than the us as a sovereign country). The characters are all positive role models, there's really not any villains, just a lot of health complications, and it does a faithful oversight of the succeses and failures of our current healthcare system (like people not being able to afford life or death surgeries). It's graphically bloody but that's the norm in hospital TV shows, expect to see open heart surgeries, needles, blood... It touches the subject of drug addiction and substance abuse in a humane and helpful manner, not shaming the victimes, but being very explicit about the dangers that drugs pose to users. A chapter about a crazy lady with a gun, "Silver code", in S2, can be triggering for survivors of gun violence and it's the one of the few chapters I'd advise parents to be there with their kids while watching. There's no explicit sex, but there's passionate kissing and waking up talk scenes in beds, and there's no inmoral behaviour. The show does a good job talking about difficult subjects like cancer. Overall if you like Hospital shows like gray's anatomy or the good doctor you'll definitely enjoy this, This is basically like any other of those, but less dramatic and with more likeable characters

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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