Parents' Guide to

Training Day

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Good cop, bad cop battle over what justice means.

TV CBS Drama 2017
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Proves why we might have a problem in our real justice system

I watched the show last night and I did enjoy it very much it was fun and hard to resist the two main guys worked well together despite tension between them now why I Sayed it's a good message is the fact that it shows that the thin blue line is not always so thin and blue yes good cops can get in situations and do very bad things and also bad people can do very good things I highly recommend that you watch it

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

There's an old-Western feel to this modern crime drama that often works, but at times it crosses into a bad caricature. In the first episode of Training Day, one shoot-out even happens in a dusty ghost town. Rogue cop Frank Rourke is the quiet but deadly lone wolf who takes on outlaw drug dealers. This show's portrayal of most characters is pretty simplistic: On one side there's a lot of evil, bad dudes, and on the other, the good, brave police officers -- all except Rourke, who's a coldhearted, jaded cop (with a tiny part of his heart still soft, as displayed when he saves a young kid from being bullied into working as a lookout for a drug-dealing gang). Good cop Kyle Craig brings the most nuanced character to the show. He's a great husband, an ethical police officer, and a son loyal to the memory of his fallen father. Yet his dad's murder haunts him. He needs to find his killer, and a key buried in his father's garden may hold the secret. When he and Rourke pair up, Craig's desire for justice mixed with Rourke's lawless -- often vengeful -- pursuit of bad guys can make for some interesting drama. Who's training whom on Training Day?

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