A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Capturing criminals will lead to a sense of justice for those who were harmed as a result of their actions. The series also notes that all of those who are wanted are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Positive Role Models
People from law enforcement agencies around the world are committed to finding those responsible for things like terrorist attacks, genocide, and mobster activity.
Violence & Scariness
Each episode features descriptions of shootings, torture, murder. Photographs and videos show people being hacked with machetes, people with bloody wounds, bloody corpses. Guns, rifles, other weapons shown. Bigoted epithets are audible on recorded evidence.
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Words like "damn," "hell," and similar sometimes audible. Bigoted epithets are audible on recorded evidence.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A drug lord is featured. Drug-related gangster activities are also discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that World's Most Wanted is a documentary series about the search for alleged criminals wanted for high crimes around the world. The alleged crimes of people are discussed, and disturbing, violent images of attacks, murders, and bloody wounds and corpses are shown. Drug-related crimes are addressed in some episodes. All of this is offered in context and will likely appeal to true-crime buffs, but it isn't meant for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
This compelling series spotlights some of the more notorious individuals whose alleged criminal activities have made finding them an international priority. Reinforcing this is the footage of brutal attacks, bloody, mutilated corpses, and interviews with witnesses and survivors of terrorist attacks. Meanwhile, the painstaking efforts to find them are evidenced by the detailed, and sometimes slow, conversations about what has been done. But most of the people profiled here aren't as well known in the United States, which makes their stories feel fresh to U.S. audiences. If you like real-life crime stories, World's Most Wanted is worth tuning into.
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