Parents' Guide to

Wicked City

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Twisted sex, murder dud set to the sounds of the 1980s.

TV ABC Drama 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Not at all what the Preivews make u Beleive

From the looks of this show it looked like alot of fun and a good time well what I got was just about the most graphic sex u can get in a primetime slot nothing rewarding at all came from this worst prime time Drama this year

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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From "Tainted Love" to "White Wedding," Wicked City's nostalgic soundtrack is pretty killer. But that's hardly enough to turn this tepid thriller into the guilty pleasure it's trying so hard to be. Turns out, you need more than blood and Billy Idol references to make a prime-time slasher drama cool; you also need a better script -- and compelling characters that feel human instead of hokey.

Though Wicked City's gore is hardly at Dexter levels, it gets in its share of violent visuals with severed heads and some seriously creepy S&M. Of course, it's all been toned down for network TV, resulting in a half-baked horror/procedural hybrid that doesn't quite work. But we have to wonder how much better Wicked City would be if it aired someplace where it could actually be shocking. That might be all it needs to make it wickedly good.

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