TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Realistic look at the LAPD is gritty, violent, enthralling.

NBC, TNT Drama 2009

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Fantastic Show

Amazing show that gives a deep look into what being a cop in south LA is like. Would definitely recommend for older kids and adults.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Very entertaining yet a grim realistic look at the lives of police officers.

Southland is a TV-MA rated crime drama show that is more darker and realistic in nature than your average CSI show. It deals with tenacious and ambitious police officers dealing with the potential dangers within their job, and even their daily lives. The whole show has a very gritty and tense atmosphere throughout, investigating grisly and disturbing crimes such as violent acts of murder, torture, rape, abuse, drug/sex trafficking, gangs, school shootings, and kidnappings - some involving children. The violence can be quite graphic and bloody, rarely any gore - this includes acts from criminals and civilians alike - shootings, domestic violence, assault, etc. There isn't any graphic sex in this series, but heavily implied with some crude/vulgar dialogue and references. The language can range from moderate to pervasive in some episodes - beeped uses of f**k, c**k, c**t, mother**ker, and unbeeped uses of sh*t. Drug use is common - some characters smoke, drink, party and use drugs - nothing too graphic or pervasive. Violence (3/5) Language (3/5) Drugs (3/5) Intensity (4/5) Sex (2/5)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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