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Parents' Guide to

The Glades

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bodies pile up in swamp-set show about quirky detective.

TV A&E Drama 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

Laisse Faire cop Show

Very repetitive plot lines. Limpid supportive characters. The worse finale ever filmed in a series. Pass more is entertaining.
age 18+

Edgy but fun show

This show has great characters, interesting stories and is well made. I have seen most of the episodes (Netflix version). On the Netflix version, the language is pretty strong for network tv. Roughly ( pg13) including sh**, I don't remember any F words. The violence is pretty realistic and corpses and cadavers are shown constantly. The show often contains material sensual in nature due to people having/discussing affairs, sleeping together, etc, and because its in Florida, swimsuits and beaches are commonplace. There are a few episodes that get a bit edgy (simulated sex with fleeting almost-nudity, one episode is about a nudist colony, and so forth). The main characters are generally good people though with fairly wholesome romantic relationships. I do not recommend this show for children or even teens unless they are fine with intense and graphic pg13 content.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

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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