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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mostly tepid crime family drama has some racy content.

TV ABC Drama 2010
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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+


In my opinion Neal McDonough never should have been fired for protecting his marriage against incubus & succubus which any church filled with the Holy Spirit knows the devil's wife is Jezebel & their addiction pawns 1 is porn; sexual, which is why the devil smiles when God's marriages get divorced. Whom ever the producer and director is for this series is obviously just in it for the money so why not go to a more sinister tv thing or simply go seek Christ Jesus and put HIM in your soul. I am a 80 year old many, I know what I am speaking about.
age 16+

Watch it first.

Adult show for sure. I like it. I think it's funny, but I also know that the first episode started with a couple in bed, then jail, then a son stealing. I enjoy the cast. They add great humor to the show, but I wouldn't want my kids to watch it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Scoundrels isn't the first dramatic series to explore the inner workings of a criminal family, and fans of far-superior predecessors like The Sopranos, Weeds, and The Riches will quickly conclude that it isn't the best, either. Aside from the hokey Cain and Abel dynamic between bad son Cal and good son Logan (both are played by Flueger, wearing different wigs and various stages of facial hair), there's something in the series' tone -- an odd mix of drama and desperate comedy -- that makes it seem like it's trying too hard.

Neal McDonough (Minority Report, Desperate Housewives) was originally slated to play family patriarch Wolf West but was hastily replaced (reportedly because he had a moral objection to filming sex scenes with Madsen on camera). Although Scoundrels might have been a better series with him in place, his absence alone doesn't explain its shortcomings.

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