A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Investigating crimes is central to the series, but themes relating to veterans, PTSD, gambling, and destructive behaviors are frequent. Family and friendship are also themes.
Positive Role Models
Dex Parios is flawed and is fighting her own demons, but is inherently a good person. Younger brother Ansel has Down syndrome.
Violence & Scariness
Car chases, fights, beatings, and guns are part of the action (some blood and bruises are visible). Kidnappings and other criminal events are featured. Violent flashbacks of wartime events are also shown or discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, ranging from conversations about relationships to references to having sex. Scenes include pre and post moments after sexual encounters.
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Words like "hell," "damn," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Dex Parios drives a beat-up Pontiac GTO.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking (beer, hard alcohol). Grey McConnell owns a bar and Ansel Parios helps him out with it.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Stumptown is a crime series about a troubled veteran trying to get her life together while working as a private investigator. Themes pertaining to veterans and their challenges are present, and there are some violent moments (fights, kidnappings, etc.), sexual innuendo, and lots of drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This entertaining series uses lots of action and sharp wit to to tell the story of a troubled woman who's still finding her way a decade after coming back from the war in Afghanistan. Its storylines are sometimes predictable, but there are some twists and turns that keep it interesting. Meanwhile, Cobie Smulders' performance as Dex Parios, a strong and edgy female character who is honest about her major flaws and unapologetic about her attitude, adds a fun angle to what could be a standard crime drama. As a result, Stumptown is an easy show to keep tuning in to.
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