Parents' Guide to

Reef Break

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Generic crime show combines crime and summery surf vibes.

TV ABC Action 2019
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

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I think it's a really good show it's funny romantic just really good

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Though it gestures at being a modern procedural, this is actually a throwback to a time when summer programming was cheap and disposable and didn't have to make sense. Many aspects of Reef Break are arbitrary and contrived, beginning with the main character, Cat Chambers, who seems to have a superhuman sense of perception that is somehow unrelated to her career as a criminal. Around ninety percent of the dialogue is exposition, and about sixty percent of that is Chambers or other characters stating or restating who they are. Chambers literally says "I'm a surfer" about once every ten minutes, but then she hardly ever gets on the water. If you like island scenery, you may be able to enjoy this pretty bland show.

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