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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lackluster, violent crime series addresses racial issues.

TV BET Drama 2017
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This lackluster detective series features crime stories that take place against the backdrop of a police shooting of an unarmed black man. While it reflects one of the most controversial and emotionally-charged political and social issues of our time, the weak writing and clumsy story development fails to deliver any real sense of the powerful struggle that Rebel, as both a strong black woman and as a talented detective, is faced with.

There are some odd gaps in the overall narrative, and the shifts between Rebel's personal problems and her attempts to solve cases feel awkward. The dialogue also can feel forced and unbelievable. People may appreciate the series' attempt to address the difficult issues surrounding the contentious role race plays in law enforcement, but, ultimately, Rebel fails to come together.

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