A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Though the positive messages are initially hard to come by, the show sets up plenty of room for moral/ethical growth for each of the main characters as they navigate their way through young adulthood.
Positive Role Models
The main characters are all connected to crime in one way or another, though some of them learn to make better choices over the course of the series. Each of them also shares a connection to religion.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is often present, mostly around drug trafficking and the police. People are murdered with guns, and one character is beaten up in the street by a group of women.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There is frequent sexual content, including simulated sex, sex talk, and other sexual situations. There's no nudity, though some scenes do feature the ojectification of women's bodies.
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Profanity is frequent and shows up in the subtitles: "f--k," the "c-word," "s--t," "ass," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Consumerism is limited to the Brazillian music scene, and glimpses behind the scene of how the business works.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Though Sintonia is a show about drug dealers, drug use is shown on screen sparingly. Characters drink, smoke, and party with marijuana and alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sintonia is a Brazillian crime drama about three young friends, each with connections to music and drug trafficking. Profanity is used, and characters drink and smoke marijuana. Drug use is shown infrequently, but since the show is about drug dealers, a lot of drugs and drug trafficking are shown. Sexual content includes simulated sex and discussion of sex acts -- no nudity. Violence is a major part of this show, including gun violence between the police and drug dealers, physical assault, and murder.
Is It Any Good?
This series was created by popular Brazillian music video director and record label owner KondZilla, and it sadly has all the sheen of a music video without the thematic or character depth to make it really pop. The idea of a group of friends who aspire to be musical artists but make a living through drug trafficking is interesting, but the show's beats are mostly well-worn plot elements lifted from other, better, crime movies and television. The high energy level keeps Sintonia entertaining on a melodramatic level, but never allows the plot to dig deep enough into the characters to make them truly compelling.
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