Parents' Guide to

BeastMaster

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Derivative adventure show has ecofriendly themes.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Beastastic

The show gets you hooked, and you care about the various characters.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Despite its proto "eco-terrorist" premise, there's little that makes BeastMaster stand out from a field crowded with other brave wanderers seeking wrongs to right. In fact, one of the show's most interesting themes is the tension between progress and nature; at times it seems like Dar is trying to fight the future. Though this battle is clearly important today, it seems less critical in a series that's supposed to take place centuries ago, when humanity had far less mastery over the environment.

Ultimately, BeastMaster seems so much like so many other series about heroes looking for damsels (and others) in distress that it wouldn't seem strange to see a cameo appearance by Hercules, Xena, Krull, or any other generic, underdressed adventurer. On the plus side, since the series was filmed in Australia, it features plenty of great wildlife footage, particularly Dar's noble pet tiger (although the BeastMaster insists he doesn't keep pets, and the tiger just likes his company).

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