A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Demonstrates how new advances in science can help solve long-standing mysteries.
Violence & Scariness
Computer-generated images and experiments can include explosions and fires, and video footage includes shots of wreckage from crashes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this documentary series deals with conspiracy theories, presenting evidence from all sides of a given subject and using experiments to help support or undermine it. When the subject matter calls for it -- as in an episode about the crash of TWA Flight 800 -- computer graphics re-create explosions and fires, and video footage of mangled wreckage is shown. Discussions of government cover-ups and conspiracies are at the heart of the series, and kids may need some help deciphering fact from theory. Because the series covers such a wide range of topics, parents may want to scan episode listings before giving tweens the go-ahead.
Is It Any Good?
Although Best Evidence offers an intriguing look at how scientific advances bring us closer to answering established mysteries, there are no definitive conclusions to be found here, which is both frustrating and thought-provoking. Parents may want to check out the subject matter of each episode before giving tweens the go-ahead, as certain topics (like plane crashes) may be upsetting to some kids. And you may want to tune in with them so you can help differentiate between fact and theory -- and so you can explain the many references to possible government conspiracies and cover-ups.
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