Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this legal/cop drama focuses on a family deeply involved in New York City law enforcement. There's some shooting and physical violence between cops and bad guys, but it is much less than in many other police dramas. Mature topics relating to violent crime, people's legal rights, police corruption, and other issues are discussed. The show's focus on the complicated, interconnected lives of a single family also leads to some family tensions and arguments. Social drinking and smoking (cigars) is occasionally visible.
A few violent scenes, including a brutal attack by a cop during an arrest and glimpses of bloody gunshot wounds. On the whole, though, there's less violence than other cop shows.
Most episodes have zero strong language, but very occasionally characters utter "bitch" or "son of a bitch."
Strong, positive messages about what is right and what is wrong when it comes to promoting law and order, although occasionally someone's constitutional rights are potentially violated. It also underscores the importance and strength of family.
Drugs / Tobacco /
People drink wine and hard liquor at bars, restaurants or during family dinners. Occasionally folks are shown smoking cigars. One main smokes, and during a stressful moment announces "I need a cigarette."