Parents' Guide to

Station 19

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Soapy, sexy Grey's Anatomy-in-a-firehouse drama.

TV ABC Drama 2018
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 14+

Waste of time

Started out as a good show. Writers have turned it into a police bashing, politically biased wreck that couldn’t possibly be saved now. Don’t waste your time unless you are into the anti-police rhetoric and political nonsense
2 people found this helpful.
age 8+

Take the time out to enjoy the amazing episodes on Station 19. It’s very Interesting.

This is a great show. Such an Amazing and Inspiring series to see.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (13):

For better or for worse, what we have here is classic Shondaland, basically Grey's Anatomy set in a firehouse instead of a hospital (even down to the suspiciously brief establishing shots of the Seattle skyline). It's predictable, it's hackneyed, but it's an easily digestible fantasy: Andy is heroic at work, surrounded by friends and family who love her, has hunky guys desperately in love with her. Romantic or personal complications are interrupted by fire alarms, just the same way a medical emergency disrupted Grey's soap opera antics. It even has a similarly diverse cast, and painfully faux-poetic voice-overs from our main female character.

But people who like that type of thing will probably like Station 19 too. The fire-of-the-week setup ensures plentiful drama, the cast is pretty and ready for mix-and-match pairings, the dialogue and friendships between cast members (particularly the female ones) are natural and believable. "Find your medal and go after it," Maya advises Andy, supportively, during a sharing session, whereupon Andy rests her head on her friend's shoulder. Sweet. Sweet enough to forgive the show's cheesiness? You be the judge.

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