Parents' Guide to

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, some violence in charming, ironic procedural.

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

What might have been slight and formulaic soars, thanks to the charm and chemistry of co-leads Hansen and Wiley, plus fresh gags that poke fun at Hollywood life, police procedurals, and Hansen himself. He's obviously having a great time as he plays himself being just thrilled with his new crime-fighting job, and showing his partner the local ropes. When the two hear that a dead man was associated with a local hotel, Hansen explains that the spot is "real old-school Hollywood glamour -- Kylie Jenner puked there once!" Later, sitting poolside trading information with an informant, Hansen wonders "Should I take my shirt off right now? It kind of feels like McConaughey would."

The police-procedural plot is really, it turns out, just a framework on which to hang jokes. And they're good ones, so that makes Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television lots of fun to watch, particularly for those who know something about show business, or want to. Having solved a crime, Hansen turns self-importantly to the distressed damsel who's just been saved and tells her she's gonna be just fine, courtesy of the Celebrity Vice Squad. "Really? That's a dumb name for a show," she says. "Well, you're a day player on it, so you can thank me for 12 months of SAG health insurance," he sniffs back. Ha ha, funny! And, educational.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate