VINDICATION

"New Faith-Filled Crime Drama"

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Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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What You Need To Know:

VINDICATION is an excellent crime drama streaming on Amazon Prime about a police detective, Gary Travis. The program’s 10-episode first season takes viewers through a whirlwind of different cases and family drama. It follows Detective Travis, his family and his new detective trainee Kris Tanner. Each story has its own twists and turns, but somehow all the problems and cases are connected. In each episode, at least one person mentions their relationship with the Lord. The detective’s wife is also very steadfast in her relationship with God.

VINDICATION is a highly entertaining crime drama, with many of the qualities of great crime shows. Some episodes take on an almost thriller tone that really hooks the audience. The program’s strong Christian, moral worldview adds some realism and emotional and spiritual depth that’s inspiring and moving. There are many instances of redemption, prayer, Scripture quotes, references to church, and elements of forgiveness and sacrifice. Of course, because it’s a crime drama, VINDICATION contains occasional violence, sexual references and drug content, but immoral, criminal actions are never praised. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview but set in a dark world where a police detective solves crimes, deals with criminals, tries to help other people (including crime victims and even criminals), and tries to right wrongs while loving his family and dealing with family issues, and includes prayers, Bible quotes, family goes to church, talk of being thankful in how God is working in someone’s life, forgiveness and honesty are extolled, father talks to daughter about God, daughter prays to God about her father, etc.

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Some violence in seven of 10 episodes such as a gun is used to kill someone who’s trying to save a life, fighting during an arrest, a gun is held to someone’s head, references to an abusive father in one episode, and gunmen hold man hostage in one episode

Sex:
Some sexual references occur in episodes, such as talk of sexual assault, a discussion about being addicted to “adult sites,” good guys fight sex traffickers

Nudity:
No explicit nudity

Alcohol Use:
Light alcohol use in one episode

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but occasional references to drug use, addiction, sales, and overdoses; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Some miscellaneous immorality in each episode such as lying, family dysfunction, gossip, greed, selfishness, hostage taking, and teenagers skip school in one episode.

More Detail:

OVERVIEW REVIEW: VINDICATION is a crime drama streaming on Amazon Prime about a police detective and his journey with his family, faith and new female partner as he faces an array of cases where at least one person in each case talks about their relationship with God. Highly entertaining, exciting and moving, VINDICATION has a strong Christian, moral worldview that honors faith, prayer, church, forgiveness, references to God and Jesus, but there’s occasional violence, sexual references and references to drug use and addiction, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

The program’s 10-episode first season takes viewers the audience through a whirlwind of different cases and family drama. The show follows the main character, Travis, his family and his new detective trainee Kris Tanner. Each story has its own twists and turns, but somehow all the problems and cases are connected. In each episode, at least one person mentions their relationship with the Lord. The detective’s wife is also very steadfast in her relationship with God.

Travis’ own walk with the Lord is really where the series focuses, even though the audience might not understand this initially. Travis suffers from thinking he can solve all cases and fix his family problems without any help. The audience joins him on his journey to self-discovery and how God consistently works in his life.

The family drama begins when Travis’ daughter shows up back home after leaving for a life of partying and drugs. She comes home clean, but also carries a lot of weight and hurt. The audience sees a strained relationship between Travis and his daughter, but that relationship changes toward the positive as the series progresses.

Kris, a trainee detective, joins the show after a few episodes, but she doesn’t have the best relationship with Travis at first. Travis is slow to trust her, but soon realizes she has real skills. Viewers also get an insight on her past and the struggles that overlap with other characters in the series.

VINDICATION is a highly entertaining crime drama, with many of the qualities of past crime shows. Some episodes take on an almost thriller tone that really hooks the audience from the moment each episode starts. Happily, the program’s very strong Christian, moral worldview adds realism and emotional and spiritual depth that’s inspiring and moving. For example, there are many instances of redemption, prayer, Scripture quotes, references to church, and elements of forgiveness and sacrifice. Of course, because of the nature of the crime genre, the first season shows some acts of violence, discussion about violence and even sexual assault, and references to drug use. However, immoral, criminal actions are never praised. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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