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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Ludicrous TV news drama is lazy -- and eye-rollingly sleazy.

TV ABC Drama 2016
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

not as abd as cms claims but not terific either

ok after watching the premeire of this i can say two things 1 cms is wrong its not that bad i have seen sooo much worse but 2.its very scandilous that might make it fun but it also is not good for children ' the first thing u see is a sex scene ' it has a good message of not everyone is worthy of trust all the time ' and it does keep you guessing who did what to who really good mystery here just not for very young kids

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

With two-dimensional characters and cringe-worthy dialogue, this is an ultimately laughable attempt to compete with successful female-driven dramas such as Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. (And in case it's unclear, it soooo doesn't.) But that doesn't stop NOTORIOUS from throwing everything it has to offer -- including office sex, murder, and political blackmail -- at the proverbial wall to see what sticks. Trouble is, when all that muck slides down the wall where it belongs, you're left with an overdone template that's hardly worth your time.

In a sense, it's a shame, considering the series puts forth at least four potentially compelling female characters: Perabo's ethically ambiguous but occasionally principled Julia; Jennings Grant's scene-stealing Louise (in spite of her ridiculous antics); ambitious journalism grad Megan Byrd (Sepideh Moafi); and junior attorney Ella Benjamin (Aimeé Teegarden). But any hope of presenting them as multidimensional career women with complex minds and souls is hopelessly squandered with lines such as, "You're a tough-ass bitch! You can do anything." It somehow feels like the opposite of girl power.

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