A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Addresses mature themes relating to crimes, capital punishment, legal misconduct, etc. Ethical behavior and other issues are also discussed.
Positive Role Models
Some want to help the wrongly accused, but their behavior isn't always ethical.
Violence & Scariness
Rape, murder, and other violent acts discussed. Stabbings are visible, as are bloody images of crime scene photos. The death penalty is a theme; a man is shown being put to death. Gang activity is also discussed. Sex crimes are also a theme.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo and crude references, as well occasional scenes of men stroking women's covered breasts or women showing off their underwear for professional gains.
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Words like "ass," "crap," "piss," "t-ts"; "s--t" are occasionally audible.
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Products & Purchases
Apple brand technology prominently visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, hard alcohol) and cigarette smoking is visible. Discussions of drugs and drug addiction discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Divide is a mature TV drama that centers around the criminal justice system, murder, and capital punishment. Violent acts (like stabbings and legalized executions) are clearly shown, as are bloody crime scene photographs. It contains some sexual innuendo, crude references, and images of women being fondled or showing their underwear. The language is a little rough at times, too. Drinking and smoking is visible, and discussions of drugs and drug-related behavior are discussed. It's well-written, but intended for mature viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Written by the creators of The Walking Dead, the thoughtful series highlights how the pursuit of justice becomes a casualty when members of the criminal justice system are divided by politics, race, and personal and professional ambitions. It also highlights some of the loopholes in the system that allow for mistakes to be made, and misconduct to take place.
There are some predictable moments, but the ongoing development of the story with each episode offers enough plot twists to keep it interesting. The cast of flawed characters also adds some authenticity to the show. It certainly isn't lighthearted fare, but folks who like good crime and legal-themed dramas will appreciate what they find here.
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