Parents' Guide to

The Calling

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Forgettable cop drama uses religion as a gimmick.

TV Peacock Drama 2022
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After a couple decades' worth of mediocre detective shows about psychics, here's one that uses the same formula for religion. The Calling's Detective Avraham uses his faith as a superpower that gives him special insight into crime. Unfortunately, the series not only fails to explore Avraham's relationship with religion outside of a few shorthand references and visuals, it also fails to define the character by anything more than his religion. Since the show neglects the one element that's supposed to make it unique, what's left is an extremely formulaic police procedural.

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