Parents' Guide to

The Bridge

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Canadian cop drama looks at the politics of police work.

TV CBS Drama 2010
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This Canadian police drama, which is loosely based on the life of former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell, mixes typical crime stories with the behind-the-scenes drama of police unions and administrative leadership. It also highlights some of the logistical and political issues that police officers have to deal with on a daily basis.

As is typical with most Canadian police dramas, the series isn't as gritty as many of its American counterparts. But there's still some strong content, including lots of drug activity. Some viewers may find the continual talk about the abuses of management -- as well as the depictions of police corruption - uncomfortable. But overall, the show offers fans of cop dramas solid entertainment.

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