A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show presents the Everglades as a place where the heat sometimes makes people go a little crazy and bad things happen. People get angry, they lose control, and pretty soon detective Longworth is fishing another corpse out of the swamp.
Positive Role Models
Detective Jim Longworth is too smart for his own good, alienating colleagues and friends with his know-it-all attitude. Of course, he's usually right ... which only encourages him to keep acting like a smart aleck.
Violence & Scariness
Dead bodies are common in this cop show, and after festering in the swamp for a few days, they aren't always pretty. Some scenes feature guns, though they're brandished more often than they're fired.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting and suggestive dialogue -- including discussions about underage teens having sex -- but little on-screen action. Very quick glimpses of a naked male backside in a hospital setting.
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Language includes "s--t," "ass," and "a--hole."
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Products & Purchases
A few clearly identifiable car models, including a Subaru and the Kia Sorrento.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some scenes show people, including children, smoking cigarettes. There's also some drinking at bars and parties, sometimes by people who might be underage.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are plenty of corpses in this South Florida-set cop show -- many of which have been festering in the swamp and aren't too pretty. The main character is an irritating-but-brilliant detective who manages to both annoy and impress his coworkers as he connects the dots behind every crime (in other words, he's a lot like plenty of other TV cops). Expect some smoking and drinking (including some use of both by underage characters), suggestive dialogue, gun use, and strong language (including "s--t" and "a--hole").
Is It Any Good?
The Glades doesn't stray too far from the basic cop-show premise, though at least the setting is a little different than the typical city streets. Here, the often oppressive heat in South Florida and the proximity to one of the world's biggest marsh ecosystems combine to trigger a variety of gruesome crimes ... which the unconventional-but-brilliant Longworth always figures out.
Passmore is both entertaining and annoying in the lead role, but that's probably just how the character is written. He's sometimes fun to watch, which is good, because the crimes seem a lot like the cases in so many other cop shows. At least this one has plenty of alligators.
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