Parents' Guide to

Taxi Brooklyn

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Milder cop drama has some cursing, intimacy, gunplay.

TV NBC Drama 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Best taxi show

It is still the best taxi show ever. this show is a lot better than super girl. I wish everyone can come together to atleast add another one or two episodes to just finish the show off. it is sad that the show was cancelled the way it ended:(
age 12+


When the female cop texting and it pops up is stupid. First you can't read it because it's too small. And if I wanted to read subtitles I would watch a stupid movie with titles. I don't want to read for a tv show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With a weak plot and so-so acting, Taxi Brooklyn mainly comes off as a rehash of other, better cop movies and TV shows you've seen before, including the 2004 Queen Latifah/Jimmy Fallon vehicle that was so bad in the first place, you wonder why NBC chose to revisit it. Chyler Leigh seems to be sleepwalking through her part; perhaps that's because it seems anemic, a mash-up of tough-but-pretty lady cops with a tragic secret. Ido comes off better, even if he, too, is a character you've seen before, the charming Frenchman whom women can't resist but who also has a tragic past.

The one interesting element of the show is the high-speed car chases, which crackle with the energy that's lacking from the rest of the show. Viewers will perk up whenever Sullivan and Leo are careening all over the road in pursuit of criminals. As soon as they're out of the taxi, things sag again. The presence of Ally Walker as Cat's zesty, recently widowed mom makes things briefly interesting whenever she's on-screen, but she's a minor character at best. This is the very opposite of appointment TV, something non-threatening and relatively easy to watch if it happens to appear on your screen and you don't feel like reaching for the remote. Otherwise, stick to other, better cop dramas.

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