A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Challenges mainstream interpretations about ancient civilizations, including where they came from, how advanced they were, and how they disappeared. This is based on journalistic research vs. scientific study.
Positive Role Models
Graham Hancock is a writer and doesn't claim to be a scientist. However, he presents his arguments with an authority that suggests that his beliefs are founded in scientific inquiry.
Examines ancient historical ruins and stories from different civilizations and cultures around the world.
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Violence & Scariness
Apocalyptic floods and other natural disasters are discussed. Occasionally there are visuals that briefly recreate these events.
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Excerpts of podcasts sometimes contain some rough language ("bollocks," "damn").
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Products & Purchases
The series is based on, and a promotional vehicle for, Graham Hancock's books, which are sometimes shown. Excerpts from British talk shows and Joe Rogan's podcast are featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ancient Apocalypse is based on the books by British author Graham Hancock that challenge mainstream scholarship about ancient history and civilization. There's some brief visual representations of apocalyptic moments like storms and flooding, and occasional rough language, but most of the series is spent breaking down alternative interpretations of prehistoric history. Popular British TV shows and excerpts from Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, are featured.
Is It Any Good?
The speculative series offers a platform for challenging what we consider to be the history of world civilization. Author Graham Hancock, a former journalist, doesn't characterize himself as an archeologist, but argues that scientists should be open to different ideas about prehistoric civilizations, even if they may initially seem far-fetched. But aside from the show's impressive visuals, Ancient Apocalypse doesn't go beyond offering suggestions and pseudo-scientific guesses. As a result, it's more entertaining than educational.
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