Parents' Guide to

A World of Calm

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Engrossing meditations on life, nature narrated by celebs.

TV Max Educational 2020
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This collection is an extension of the Calm app (and arguably an advertisement for it), but it's also unique in the streaming landscape as televised anti-anxiety medicine for a stressed-out world. A World of Calm will wrap viewers up in a safe, cozy -- albeit temporary -- audio-visual blanket, but that's about it. While it features gorgeous filming of the natural world and its inhabitants, animals and people are sometimes ascribed feelings and thoughts they probably didn't have, and celebrity narrators share only the barest minimum of facts, so go in knowing you're not watching this to learn.

The show's stranger choices can be easily forgiven, as it entices viewers to chilll out to the ethereal filming, soothing soundtrack, hypnotic narration, and avoidance of anything negative. It's a safe pick for all ages, though kids used to the excitement and tension of typical nature documentaries may find it a bit slow-moving at first, until the mesmerizing magic of the show kicks in. Is this award-winning television? Nah. Is it worth watching? Absolutely.

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