Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although this adult-oriented drama concerns the life of a strong-willed female medical examiner whose work is inextricably tied to dead bodies, there's surprisingly little gore in terms of blood or gruesome injuries. Since cases vary from episode to episode, some episodes might involve crimes of a sexual nature or drug- and alcohol-related accidents. There's also some audible language in the vein of "damn," "pissed," "balls," etc.
Some episodes involve sexual topics like swinging or extramarital affairs, but they're merely discussed, not shown. There's also some flirtation/romantic tension between a few main characters, plus a subplot in which Dr. Hunt's female boss starts sleeping with her ex-husband.
The main character's work involves close inspection of dead bodies, with small amounts of blood. Crimes can involve sexual violence.
Characters use words like "crap," "damn," "balls," "ass," and "pissed."
Positive values -- like honoring life, respecting the dead, integrity, justice, and truth -- are mixed with messages about bending the rules and bucking tradition when necessary.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Crimes may involve drinking or drugs (including both illegal substances and prescription medications).