A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Women who work in traditionally male-dominated environments face many challenges.
Positive Role Models
Tommy is far from perfect, but she does try to do her job fairly and honestly. Many of her colleagues are sexist.
Violence & Scariness
Some yelling and screaming, and police in riot gear are mobilized. People are shown throwing punches at a rally. Guns are visible. References to sexual abuse.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex scandals, sex workers, and other topics are discussed.
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Words like "damn" and "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking is sometimes visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tommy is a police procedural that revolves around a new female police chief in Los Angeles. Guns are visible, and yelling, screaming, and mob-style violence are frequent, but there's nothing bloody. Episodes feature topics like human trafficking, sexual abuse, ICE deportations, police corruption, and other mature issues. Dysfunctional family relationships are also addressed. Strong language includes "damn" and "hell," and there's occasional drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This sanitized, predictable police drama focuses more on the professional and social interactions of the new police chief than it does on actual crime solving. Edie Falco delivers as a tough police officer and reluctant feminists icon, but the series' main characters feel underdeveloped and two-dimensional. Despite the attempt to introduce timely and provocative plotlines, the writing isn't strong or compelling enough to make them worth investing in. As a result, Tommy isn't all that entertaining or memorable.
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