Parents' Guide to

State of Mind

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Smart, juicy session of office drama for adults.

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Taylor's character, Dr. Ann Bellows, is whip-smart, insightful, and compassionate. She also undergoes a personal crisis when she discovers her husband cheating on her with their couples' counselor. As Ann processes the situation, leaning on friends and colleagues, she gains new insight into herself and relationships in general. Good writing and a stellar cast keep the subject matter from dipping into sappy waters.

While Ann is the show's anchor, her colleagues are equally rich characters who have to deal with their own big issues. In one episode, for example, fellow therapist Dr. James LeCroix (Derek Riddell) struggles to meet the needs of a young, abused Russian adoptee and his seemingly shallow parents. One scene includes a passionate speech lamenting our culture's pedophilia paranoia. With themes firmly planted in adult territory, State of Mind is best for adults, though older teens probably won't see anything new or shocking.

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