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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Moody mystery's weighty themes won't interest kids.

TV AMC Drama 2010
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Much like AMC's well-executed series Mad Men and Breaking Bad, Rubicon is moody and stylish, with nuanced performances that play more like the stuff of cinema than television. (Particularly in the case of leading man James Badge Dale, who looks eerily like a cross between Glee's Matthew Morrison and singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett.) The series also highlights the talents of lesser-known actors (with the exception of the more recognizable Miranda Richardson), lending a sense of realism -- rather than star power -- to the proceedings.

That said, it probably won't resonate well with those who prefer their drama with some fast-paced action -- they could perceive Rubicon as dull and dreary. After all, it doesn't stimulate the senses with snappy dialogue, quick edits, and explosions; it takes its time, draws out the story, and actually asks you to think. And that's something you might not be used to doing when you watch TV.

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