TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Unbleeped swearing muddies a good message.

USA Drama 2011

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 35 reviews

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age 18+

The language isn't the issue...

This show features a young man who turns from a life of drug dealing to the high-stakes world of law in NYC. Overall, the story is interesting. There are a few likeable characters but (as with most shows), the majority of the main characters have major flaws (lying being one of them which gets old). One thing that kind of bugs me about the show is all the unnecessary sex scenes. Now let me preface this by saying that I have a very low tolerance when it comes to sex scenes in general (especially if I'm watching a show with my husband) so to someone else it may not be that bad. The very first scene of the show is with the main character getting in bed with a very scantily clad woman (which the camera focuses in on). There are many, many scenes like this throughout the show (especially one of the main character's girlfriend-we get it, they like having sex!). The show glorifies having multiple sexual partners and in pretty much every episode there is a scene that implies sex or shows a woman in lingerie or completely naked on top from the back. What is even more dumb is that every woman in the show wears incredibly tight skirts and dresses with super low cut necklines (um what happened to office dress codes?!) and the camera literally pans over their butts and their cleavage in slow motion throughout the show. Like, I said, great storyline. Has the makings to be a great and really interesting show that showcases the world of lawyers but the sex and the clear objectification of every woman just ruins it for me.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 12+

Okay for teens, bad for children.

Languge: While their is a bit of language: s### and d### for example but nothing to bad that a 12+ can't handle. Unless you have a problem with a few swear words it should be fine. Sex: a few sex scenes but exepet for maybe one big sex sence every season nothing really to big. A few sended where someone will remove their shirt or bra but you would only see from the back. Vilonce: a few times someone would punch another if they insult them, for example one of the main characters Harvy Specter punched a man in the face for insulting his mother. A brawl once broke out but really this is a law show not a violent one. Drugs: the main character, Mike Ross, used to smoke pot but ended up quiting to become a lawyer. His ex-best friend was also a dealer. Some would say this is bad but I say that this shows that you could turn your life around. There is also a few times where people will drink alcohol if they are celebrating. Consumerism: barley any, Harvy Specter is a multi-millioner who gambles a little, drives fancy cars, and wears ten thousand suits. But nothing is really Consumerism. role models: the main character, Mike Ross, cares about his clients and helps them if it hurts his career. He also quit smoking and joined a law firm. Although he does break the law to get in there but nothing big. Positive messages: not that many in total.

This title has:

Great role models
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