Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this soapy, adult-targeted legal drama -- which focuses on the professional and personal lives of a group of public defenders, prosecutors, and other players in the New York City legal system -- includes a notable amount of sexual innuendo. Viewers can also expect strong language ("bitch," "douche bag," etc.), discussions about violent behavior (assault, rape, murder, etc.), frequent drinking, and references to illegal drug use.
Some strong sexual innuendo, including references to homosexuality and homophobia. One prosecutor consistently makes inappropriate sexual remarks. Female characters are sometimes seen wearing nothing but towels.
Frequent discussions of criminally violent behavior, like assault and murder, as well as criminal sexual behavior, like rape and castration.
Language includes words like "bitch," "screw," and "douche bag."
The series highlights the problems that exist in the legal system, but a lot of the focus is on the personal and often inappropriate relationships between the different people involved in that system. The cast is primarily Caucasian; Whitman and McGrath are African-American. The majority of defendants are people of color.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Visible consumption of alcohol, including whiskey, vodka, and other hard liquor. Some strong references to drug (marijuana) use.