Sometimes-scary fantasy is a mashup of monsters and myths.
Popular book series makes for chilling thrills for tweens.
Family adventure has positive messages, but muddled story.
Copious violence overshadows promising themes in hero 'toon.
Campy space series is retro fun, with a bit of innuendo.
Solid '90s sequel offers gentle scares for families.
Short-lived '90s series is more fun than frightful.
Violent, mature drama has amiable, legendary hero.
Spacy setting puts a neat new spin on still-violent antics.
Dark superhero tale raises discussion points for teens.
Spellbinding Spielberg series has some lessons, too.
Sci-fi classic is dated and hokey but still entertains.
Very high concept elevates somewhat violent cop procedural.
Chilling paranormal-adventure show isn't for faint of heart.
Dark, supernatural drama with strong violence, some humor.
Aussie mermaids send positive messages to tweens.
Teen tale of deserted island survival.
Classic pioneer drama is one for the books.
Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.