Parents' Guide to

NYC 22

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent procedural's rookie cops are strong, diverse bunch.

TV CBS Drama 2012
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Previously titled The 2-2 -- say it out loud, and you'll see why the network changed it -- NYC 22 boasts a big-name executive producer in De Niro and also bears the influence of Richard Price, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who penned several episodes of the critically acclaimed crime drama The Wire. Given those elements, you'd expect big things, but this procedural mostly plays out as average entertainment.

One of NYC 22's most glaring problems is the impossibly diverse cast, who are saddled with clumsy cliches and two-dimensional details. And while Goldberg and Marte, in particular, mostly manage to rise above them, other ensemble members don't fare nearly as well. The result is a show about big-city crime that doesn't feel quite real enough.

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