Parents' Guide to

The Deep End

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

So-so drama about young lawyers includes iffy themes.

TV ABC Drama 2010
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The Deep End was essentially designed to be a Grey's Anatomy staffed by lawyers ... but the storylines aren't quite as compelling. And while it's true that the show won't win any awards when it comes to originality, it isn't utterly skippable. A few of the characters, at least, have the requisite amount of bite that it will take to win lovers of legal dramas over -- that is, if the show doesn't drown in low ratings first.

In particular, we're rooting for Majorino's Abby to keep on growing that backbone, and we'd love to see more of Broadway star Norbert Leo Butz and his portrayal of vice-loving Southern lawyer Rowdy Kaiser, who bears more than a little resemblance to "Ragin' Cajun" James Carville.

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