Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the mood of this crime drama is pretty grim, but that's due largely to an overarching sense of foreboding rather than grizzly violent scenes and blood (though there is some of that, too). In fact, sometimes what you aren't seeing is more disturbing than something intentionally graphic. There's unbleeped swearing, too (in the form of "s--t" but not "f--k"), along with audible language like "ass" and "prick," and some sexual content that's more implied than overt.
Passionate kissing, sexual innuendo, and implied sexual activity via bared skin, although no sensitive body parts are shown. Rare episodes show thrusting. Prostitution is a theme.
Ominous crime scenes yield disturbing moments, blood, and dead bodies, although visuals aren't excessively gory. Some crimes are of a sexual nature.
Unbleeped language includes "s--t" (but not "f--k"), plus iffy hand gestures, and audible terms like "damn," "ass," and "prick."
The messages are grim, but realistic: Bad things can happen to good people; those in power aren't always trustworthy; and justice can take a long time -- if it happens at all.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Mostly background social drinking and cigarette smoking. But in one scene, a cop offers marijuana to teenage girls and makes sure they inhale to get them to offer up information about the case.