Parents' Guide to

The Forgotten

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark-toned crime drama has an inspiring purpose.

TV ABC Drama 2009
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The Forgotten sets itself apart from other crime dramas because it's committed to humanizing victims rather than simply solving the mysteries of their death. To do so, it gives the victims a voice in the storytelling process and allows them to tell their stories without judgment.

Although the subject of identifying the dead is rather dark, the show still succeeds in providing intelligent and, at times, emotional entertainment. It also pays homage to the thousands of volunteers who help police departments across the country keep crime victims and their families from being forgotten.

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