Parents' Guide to

Third Watch

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Heavy NYC hero drama is too violent for kids.

TV A&E , Syndicated Drama 1999
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+
for medical professionals a very informative series dealing with acute and criticalcal situations in different case scenarios tall the actors are very practical and authentic in their acting

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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

The intimacy between both romantic couples and those working in the intense circumstances of emergency services made for compelling -- if not exactly surprising -- drama.

Even though it originally aired on network television, Third Watch -- which is fraught with grisly violence and emotional tension -- pushed the limits when it came to violence and language. Because of that, as well as its general adult themes, parents will probably want kids to steer clear. The show also dealt directly with the September 11 terrorist attacks; it's powerful stuff, but not for the faint of heart.

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