For older children and those who have maintained very close communication with parents all of their lives, this is a television show which is forensically-accurate, tough about life's realities and demonstrates a realistic cause-and-effect dramatization about people who suffer when they make bad character-oriented choices in life. Rizzoli and Isles work relentlessly and demonstrate the positive values of teamwork, determination, and human sensitivity. The show is not, however, a Pollyannaesque sticom. Good people do suffer and die in some of its plots. Both female leads are strong, resourceful, altruistic role-models for young women.