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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Features messages about teamwork, perseverance, and making moral choices.
Positive Role Models
Characters show bravery, fortitude, loyalty, and determination.
The center of the action is a Colombian men's fútbol team that is racially diverse.
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Violence & Scariness
Violence is a major part of the show, which focuses on Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the harm done by his cartel. Murder and gun violence are shown, including some real archival footage featuring blood at a crime scene.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild sexual content includes some bedroom scenes but no nudity or simulated sex.
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Profanity is used throughout: "f--k," "s--t," "ass," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are seen drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes and cigars. The series features plotlines about cocaine and painkillers.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Final Score is a historical miniseries about the Colombian national men's soccer team. The series focuses on the teams rise in popularity in the late-1980s and early '90s, its ties to Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the events that led to the murder of its most popular player. The series features many scenes of cartel-driven violence, including gun violence, intimidation, and some real historical crime scene footage. Profanity is used throughout: "f--k," "s--t," "ass," etc.
Is It Any Good?
One of the pitfalls of historical dramas is attempting to be accurate instead of interesting. A side-by-side look at the real Colombian national team and the The Final Score's depiction of it is incredible. The series clearly makes authenticity a high priority, which makes the already compelling story feel believable, even as the events become more and more extreme. Unfortunately, The Final Score just doesn't have the juice on a scene-to-scene basis. It relies on both sports drama and crime drama cliches, and the English overdubbing, which uses a Spanish translation that may as well have been done by an app, makes the clunky writing feel even clunkier.
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