Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this excellent British police thriller features deeply flawed heroes and somewhat glamorous villains, providing somewhat mixed messages about right and wrong choices. The violent and sexual content compares to series like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI, and includes some graphic blood and scenes of torture. For these reasons, the series is most appropriate for mature teens and adults.
Frequent sex-related conversation and banter; occasional moments of physical intimacy; violence in the series is sometimes conflated with sexuality in a disturbing way.
Frequent violence between police investigators and their suspects as police attempt to track down and capture criminals. Scenes from violent crimes, with occasionally heavy and graphic blood including dead bodies and, at least in one case, a dead dog. Some briefly terrifying scenes of victims being trapped and/or tortured.
Occasional use of words such as "damn" and "hell."
The show displays a traditional morality and is built around the activities of flawed but heroic characters attempting to solve crimes and help the innocent.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters frequently depicted drinking in a social environment, occasionally to excess; smoking depicted in a casual social manner.