Parents' Guide to

Ancient Apocalypse

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Series that challenges prehistoric history has language.

Ancient Apocalypse TV show: poster.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Intro to conspiracy theories

It's a polished introduction to conspiracy theories. It beats you over the head with "don't trust science", ends with dire warnings of civilization ending events to come 'soon' and that we should all be worried. The value I see in it is only to have older kids watch so you can talk about questionable sources.
age 4+

Just investigative journalism in the global south. He dismisses ancient alien theory.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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