Parents' Guide to

The Oath

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Police gang crime drama has drugs, cursing, violence.

TV Crackle Drama 2018
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

There is sex and nudity

I usually do not watch things that have sex and nudity. So, I searched why this was rated MA before watching. Common Sense Media review states no nudity or sex, but I got to episode 3 season 1, and a prostitute fully naked is having sex on top of a man. Full nudity is shown. I was disappointed and will not continue watching the show even though it is interesting. I don't want my 16 year old watching graffic sex and nudity.

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Too much sex
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This dark, fast-paced series features corrupt police officers consistently breaking the laws they are supposed to be upholding. Yet, despite the fact that Hammond and the rest of his cop gang are "bad guys," there's an attempt to foster a sense of understanding and, to an extent, fondness for them as the story progresses. Learning about their personal lives, including the Hammond brothers' time with their sick mother (played by Linda Purl), who is also part of the family business, contributes to this.

The Oath, which is purportedly inspired by the tales of a former cop gang member, offers a solid story. But the dialogue can feel artificial, as do the settings where these conversations take place. The fact that the show's release comes at a time when the sense of distrust in law enforcement is notably high is also troubling. Overall, it isn't the best of crime-driven dramas, but still has strong entertainment value for those who enjoy this sort of thing.

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