A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Set in Spain, this thriller has some cultural and medical references that may impart some educational value.
Have integrity in your work. Don't give up. Allow yourself to be human. Follow your instincts. Don't give up. Be loyal to your colleagues.
Positive Role Models
There are women who have positions of power and use their best communication skills to help people working with them.
Set and produced in Spain, starring a Spanish cast.
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Violence & Scariness
Guns are used to kill people. A disfigured corpse is pulled from a river. Killers threaten reporters. Perilous situations result in death, such as a motor vehicle accident.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Adults kissing, half-nude sexual situations.
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"Bitch," "damn," "hell," "ass," "son of a bitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A character has a drug problem and uses drugs to boost his performance as a surgeon. He overdoses and nearly dies. Adults drink hard alcohol, wine, and smoke cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pounding Instincts is a thriller set in Madrid, Spain, that contains drug and tobacco use, murder, and sexual situations. Examples of violent scenarios include a naked man (rear view) assassinated by an assailant with a gun at point blank. A man is stabbed, mutilated, and drowned. A character nearly dies of a drug overdose. There are medical situations that feature blood, transplants, and peril. Language includes "bitch," "damn," "ass." Character strengths like communication and teamwork are in evidence. In Spanish, available with subtitles.
Is It Any Good?
This action-filled Spanish medical thriller that questions whether the spirit lives on after the body expires, is an intriguing series. The acting is fine in Pounding Instincts, and the plot compels, but there's a reliance on post-production voiceovers that cheapen the final product (which was released in 2016 under the Spanish title Pulsaciones).
Adults will probably be more attracted to the moody European vibe of this show than teens -- but don't rule it out for older teens. Fans of mysteries with a touch of the metaphysical will dig this show the most.
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