Parents' Guide to

The Evidence

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Character-driven cop drama for teens and up.

TV ABC Drama 2006
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Some of the writing and action borders on melodramatic, especially when the subject turns to Cole's past. But it's also refreshing to see the two characters discuss emotional topics -- something uncommon in the cop drama arena. The black-white cop duo is a familiar trope, and so far it's played for laughs only, but it will be interesting to see what, if anything, develops from the racial dynamic.

Since this is a crime show, plenty of violence and gore pops up on screen. Choppy scene editing and other cinematic tricks simultaneously add to the drama and distance the viewer from the violence. In the pilot episode, a fleeing suspect slashes Bishop across the chest and severs his finger, which is shown lying bloody on the sidewalk. Flashbacks include some minor sexual activity, and Bishop provides plenty of sexual innuendo.

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