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Well crafted, dark humor, mature themes
on August 2, 2011
Some how I missed Rescue Me through all the years it's been on TV, but I discovered this show recently. I watched a couple of this season's shows and was hooked. Figured I ought to watch the first season to see how this show started.
So far I've been amused by the show's well written dark humor. It's refreshing to watch intelligently written humor rather than the the usual sitcom fare.
The show has its dark side as violence, sex and mature language are featured. I would not watch this show with children around unless you want to explain sexual terms and maneuvers to your children.
Rescue Me is somewhat quirky as the lead character is haunted by the people who have moved along to the other side. In fact, one of his relatives shows up on a regular basis to keep an eye on things.
As to accuracy that I can not vouch for as I've never seen New York firefighters in action. The firefighters I knew, through my work as a police reporter, were some of the healthiest folks I knew. They did not smoke and most worked out when on shift.
I'd recommend this TV show for mature audiences because of the language, sex and violence depicted.