A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series depicts the committment of both sides in the legal process -- both the prosecution and the defense.
Positive Role Models
Despite opposing each other in the courtroom, Peale and Brogan respect the law and each other, and both work very hard. The cast is pretty diverse.
Violence & Scariness
Suspects bound for trial are often accused of murder and other violent crimes. Images of murder victims and their bruises and bloody wounds. Guns are occasionally visible. Occasional scenes of people pushing and shoving each other. Cases often involve sexual assault of both adult and minor women.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo. Issues like sexual dysfunction and prostitution are sometimes discussed.
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Words like "screwed" and "hell" are sometimes used.
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Products & Purchases
The Mountain Dew logo is occasionally visible. iPhones and BlackBerries are visible, though their logos aren't obvious.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcoholic beverages (wine, hard liquor) are consumed during cocktail hours and with meals. References are made to drugs like marijuana and Viagra.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this courtroom drama features mature storylines about sexual assault, drug dealing, and murder. Potentially upsetting images include pictures of corpses, bruises, and bloody wounds; there's also some occasional salty language (mostly words like "hell" and "screwed"), social drinking, and sexual innuendo. Illegal and prescription drugs are often referenced, usually within the context of a case being worked on.
Is It Any Good?
This clever, well-written series follows each case by alternating points of view on the same story to reflect the different approaches and tactics employed by the defense and the prosecution. And the friendly rivarly between the two main attorneys creates a dramatic tension that's both interesting and entertaining.
Like most shows of this type, The Whole Truth contains its fair share of mature plotlines and violent images. Although these topics are offered within a specific context, they're not age-appropriate for younger viewers. But mature fans of sophisticated crime and/or legal dramas will thoroughly enjoy it.
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