Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although this quirky cop drama stars tween/teen-fave actress Amber Tamblyn, it's not intended for young viewers. While it isn't quite as graphic as shows like CSI, there's frequent sexual innuendo (including references to criminal sexual behavior) and images of scantily dressed women, guns are frequently drawn, and sometimes people get shot (and killed). Images of shooting and stabbing victims are also sometimes shown. Characters drink and use prescription drugs, and there are frequent conversations about illegal narcotics (which are also sometimes shown). Language includes words like "damn" and "bitch."
Lots of sexual innuendo, plus references to pornography, cross-dressing, solicitation, affairs, and date rape. At least one scene shows Shraeger in a bra/getting dressed. Prostitutes are visible and are sometimes shown in skimpy outfits and soliciting men.
Frequent conversations about violent acts. Suspects are occasionally "roughed up" by detectives. Images of bleeding/bloody shooting and stabbing victims. Guns are frequently visible, and people are shown being shot (sometimes to death), but little blood is shown when that happens. Violence against animals is also discussed.
Language includes words like "damn," "hell," "slut," and "bitch."
The detectives often use questionable tactics to solve cases, and many characters seem to be hiding a secret past. One character is suicidal, but it's part of his "quirkiness." Shraeger is a strong female but faces a lot of sexist attitudes. The majority of the featured police/detectives are male and Caucasian; Det. Leo Banks is African American. The show's secondary characters are from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. There are references to God, prayer, and being "born again."
Drugs / Tobacco /
Consumption of alcohol (beer, hard liquor, champagne) and prescription pills. Images of cocaine, and frequent mentions of various illegal narcotics, drug dealers, and drug busts.