A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Subject matter is very dark, but the differences between right and wrong -- and the consequences of the latter-- are explored.
Positive Role Models
Characters are deeply flawed, displaying a number of morally ambiguous traits and selfish behaviors, but there's some positive messaging around strong family bonds, loyalty, and the lengths parents will go to to protect their children.
Violence & Scariness
Contains a very graphic, disturbing hit-and-run accident scene, containing blood, gore, and a teenage boy's gruesome death. A character suffers an asthma attack, and is threatened by someone drawing a gun.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A young couple is intimate in bed, including brief nudity (male and female buttocks are shown). A woman's breasts are shown briefly.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Foul language is infrequent, but includes the use of "f--k," "s--t,"and "hell."
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
During a court hearing, a defendant is accused of hiding drugs in her vagina. Also references to selling drugs.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Your Honor is a mature drama series focused on the actions of morally ambiguous characters following a tragic event. A hit-and-run accident is depicted with graphic, disturbing realism, including blood, gore, and an extended scene of the victim -- a teenage boy -- dying a painful death. In the same scene, a character is threatened with gun violence and suffers an asthma attack. Drugs are referenced, and a court hearing defendant is accused of hiding illegal substances in her vagina.
Foul language is infrequent, but includes the use of "f--k," s--t," and "hell." A young couple kiss intimately in bed, presumably after having had sex. Both the male and female's buttocks are shown, as is the latter's breasts, briefly.
Is It Any Good?
It's difficult to not recall Breaking Bad's Walter White while watching Your Honor's good-judge-gone-bad jump through increasingly complex hoops to cover up his son's role in a lethal hit-and-run accident. Despite having traveled a similarly murky path with Cranston before though, it's still an absolute joy seeing him slowly transform from seemingly upstanding protagonist to morally ambiguous antihero. It doesn't hurt that the series' outstanding ensemble cast -- from Hope Davis' mob matriarch to Amy Landecker's dogged detective -- aren't merely present to prop up Cranston, but elevate the story with their own meaty performances.
Unfortunately, though, not even the stellar cast can keep Your Honor's twisty tale from occasionally buckling beneath its own weight. Its solid premise might make for a great two-hour feature film, but stretched over nine episodes it sometimes feels as though it's trying too hard to fill the time. There are a few too many narrative paths that either wind on too long, veer into far fetched directions, or simply feel unnecessary. That's not to say the show isn't packed with enough thrills, tension, and cliffhangers to easily keep you engaged for its entire run. On the contrary, the fantastic cast and dark, pulpy plot will more than satisfy fans looking to scratch that Breaking Bad or Ozark itch. Just don't be surprised when this promising, star-studded entry reveals itself to be more guilty pleasure weekend binge than must-see prestige TV.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.