Detroit 1-8-7

2010 TV-14 1 season

Detroit 1-8-7

2010 TV-14 1 season
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A diversity of background and experience bolsters a crack team of homicide detectives in this hard-hitting police procedural. The squad's investigations often surpass the seamy details of the crime to reveal the troubled city's hope and courage.
Michael Imperioli, James McDaniel, Aisha Hinds, Shaun Majumder, Natalie Martinez, Erin Cummings, D.J. Cotrona
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 4 discs

With a nod to the unblinking realism of documentary filmmaking, this raw and gritty television crime drama offers viewers on-the-job access to a hard-working group of homicide detectives tasked with solving some of Detroit's toughest murder cases. Michael Imperioli leads the series's ensemble cast as veteran investigator Det. Louis Fitch, with Jon Michael Hill co-starring as his newly minted partner, Det. Damon Washington.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this gritty, edgy detective series -- which focuses on murder investigations -- has lots of gun violence, including scenes of people being shot at close range, images of bloody bullet wounds, and other potentially upsetting scenes. Drugs are often linked to criminal behavior, and some violent incidents involve children. There's lots of swearing, but the strongest choices ("f--k," "s--t") are muted and/or fully bleeped.

Sexual Content

Sexual tension between some of the detectives.


The series revolves around the Detroit murder scene. Guns are consistently drawn and shot, and bloody gunshot wounds are frequently visible. Hostage situations and murders sometimes involve children. Some discussion of sexual crimes.


Strong curse words ("f--k," "s--t") are used frequently but are muted or fully bleeped, with speakers' mouths blurred.

Social Behavior

Although the main characters are concerned with catching criminals and solving crimes, the series is about murder investigations and doesn't exactly showcase the best that humanity has to offer.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Murders are sometimes linked to alleged dealers and drug deals gone bad. People under the influence are shown being interrogated. References are sometimes made to specific drugs, like Oxycodone.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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