You have to keep in mind that this series was televised 46 years ago! But oh what a classic!! I really enjoyed watching this with my boys (9 and 4), as I did when I was their age. And surprisingly, they were totally hooked on the entire series. They made a comment that this might be too outdated or boring/stiff for some kids?? - NO WAY! The violence is really just limited to fist fights, and of course pales in comparison to anything on TV today. The positive messages on being a good citizen and doing the right thing greatly outweigh any negative comments/ratings on this absolutely awesome show!