Parents' Guide to

Three Rivers

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Medical drama has strong messages about organ donation.

TV CBS Drama 2009
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Not a Good Show...

That isn't to say that this is an awful show. It is a decent thing to watch to fill up time. However, it is definitely not a show I'm going to follow week-after week. Some of the surgical plotlines can get a bit intense for little kids, but I didn't see any actual objectionable content. There wasn't any graphic gore or violence, no language, and no sex. This is a clean show for the family, but watch it while you can. It won't be on the air that long.

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Is It Any Good?

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Three Rivers explores how organs go from donor to recipient, showing some of the red tape that medical professionals must cut through in order to successfully harvest, deliver, and transplant organs in time to save people's lives. It also explores some of the fears that people have about donating their loved ones' organs -- like eliminating the donor's chance of survival or violating personal and/or religious beliefs.

While some of the doctors' unique personalities and private issues surface throughout the show, most of its entertainment value comes from the never-ending professional and personal dilemmas associated with transplant surgery. As a result, some viewers may find it a little too distressing to watch. Others may have difficulty with its decidedly pro-organ donation message. But for medical drama enthusiasts, Three Rivers will be sure to please.

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