Absurd Planet

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Lots of potty humor in family-friendly educational series.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Awful Quality in every way, will leave you less intelligent.

The Narrator talks too much, is incorrect in instances, and the script is awful. The innuendo should be for middle schoolers +. What I found the most offensive, and I'm surprised that no one else mentioned it (and its what you should be most concerned about), is that this is supposed to be an educational show about respected and conserving nature, and in the 1st episode they on their own, produced a segment where a live monkey is at an office desk using a telephone and typing on a keyboard...
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Cross currents

Raging Waters - Excellent filming but very bad information for kids interested in learning about sea creatures. For instance - why do they claim a fish called a mudskipper is an amphibian? Why call a razor clam a geoduck? This show does have some clever humor in it but that is no excuse for lying to the kids! Did the producers just cobble together bits and pieces of animal documentaries and then make up their own "science" rather than look up the correct answers?
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TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 22, 2020
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Educational
  • Character Strengths: Curiosity
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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