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Will Trent

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun Atlanta-set procedural has tense, scary moments.

TV ABC Drama 2023
Will Trent poster: Ramón Rodríguez pictured with a small dog and raining crime scene tags.

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If you're a stickler for Southern accents, Will Trent's accent, which can sound like something from a Tennessee Williams production, might sound jarring at first. But once you get used to that, Will Trent is a surprisingly funny and entertaining procedural that makes Atlanta and Gwinnett County as a whole a major character.

Southern viewers in particular will appreciate how the South is shown in all its colors, from upscale parts of town to the backwoods, even including the purportedly haunted Lake Lanier. Speaking of Lake Lanier, the lake's dark and racist past is just one way Will Trent approaches racial history and classism, particularly since Trent and his on-again-off-again girlfriend and fellow detective Angie Polaski (Erika Christensen) grew up as foster children. Overall, Will Trent is a fun show for fans of procedurals who are looking for something a little different from the standard fare.

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