A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The doctors may not be perfect, but they do their best to help people and save lives, even when they have their own personal issues to deal with. Some crass humor. Strong, compelling female characters.
Violence & Scariness
In one episode, the clinic is bombed by a pro-life activist.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The doctors date, and sexually related medical issues are discussed. Many pertain particularly to women's health and sexuality -- like childbirth, pregnancy, birth control, and so on.
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Fairly mild: "Ass," "damn," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sometimes-intense medical drama deals with a host of health-related issues -- from the benign (menopause), to the more serious (child abuse and fertility issues) -- some of which might be too sensitive for young viewers. Most of the topics and storylines are female-oriented, given that the show takes place in a women's health clinic. The subject matter lends itself to some rather crass jokes on the part of the characters who work in the clinic.
Is It Any Good?
Overall, Strong Medicine is smart programming with good female role models, but parents might want to think twice before letting younger kids tune in given the fairly mature subject matter. Some topics are particularly serious and can spur intelligent conversation. Meanwhile, other bits -- such as one episode in which a patient's diaphragm is stuck inside her -- seem gratuitous and silly.
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