Parents' Guide to

The District

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Clever, compelling crime drama; teens OK.

TV Syndicated Drama 2000
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Good for thinking adults; sometimes a bit far fetched but well drawn characters and good story lines

Great series often raising matters of concern such as cancer. I shall be sorry when series ends.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Since each episode of The District deals with a specific crime, scenes frequently include violence; in one, for example, an escaped convict is shown stabbing a guard with a needle, then strangling a cabbie with a wire after he reaches his destination. The show also explores adult themes, some of which might confuse and concern younger viewers. For example, in one episode, a female detective wants to adopt the orphaned son of her late sister but finds that the amount of time her job requires means the boy might be sent to foster care instead. The verdict? Teens will find The District absorbing, intelligent TV, but parents might want to think twice before letting younger kids watch.

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