Parents' Guide to

The Inspectors

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Engaging postal drama (seriously!) has great messages.

TV CBS Drama 2015
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Created in conjunction with the actual United States Postal Inspection Service, this well-rounded series is surprisingly entertaining and educational for kids and tweens. Preston is a charming fellow with tall aspirations and a great personality, and unlike many screen teens, he enjoys a very close, mutually supportive relationship with his mom. That's a real treat to see, especially in a show geared toward young viewers. It's also nice to see a strong, independent character whose abilities aren't limited by a disability, and it's nice to see the comings and goings of supporting characters of varying abilities as well.

But that's only half the story. The Inspectors takes dusty topics such as identity fraud and Internet scams and turns them into compelling drama with touches of humor. The stories oversimplify the investigation process and the crimes themselves to accommodate plots that will keep kids' attention and fit the show's half-hour format, but they still convey a lot of excellent information that will help young people keep themselves safe in today's world.

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