Parents' Guide to

Bill Nye Saves the World

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Science guy proves points on more grown-up talk show.

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 12+

Great program for expanding minds

This educational program is just what we need in today's society. Less pseudoscience based on religion and more actual science based on scientific evidence that actually follows the scientific method. In the past few years there has been surge in religion based politics passing or trying to pass laws based on beliefs rather than actual facts.

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age 18+

Informative for adults, I watched the whole season already!

It's more for adults, I enjoy it, there is some humor and important and time appropriate problems are addressed and examined with science. Very interesting , in that we really don't know what's happening around us, this show shines light on these very issues. Cant wait for season 2 on Dec 29, 2017. Go Bill!

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (19):
Kids say (8):

In contrast with Nye's previous work for young audiences, this series takes a much more serious tone in contemplating the issues it raises. He doesn't beat around the bush in taking a position on each matter, always presenting his stance as fact supported by "real science" and dismissing opposing views as the stuff of deniers. Viewers who come to this show without solid opinions on either side of the issues he raises will find themselves swayed by his obvious passion for the subjects, but he can be a bit mean-spirited, which might be a turnoff to some.

While Nye's goofy demeanor has always worked well for young viewers and helped him teach scientific truths in a fun way, it doesn't quite match the intelligence of the teens and adults in Bill Nye Saves the World's audience. Even the studio audience seems hesitant to laugh at his quips and play to his silly gags, which often dumb down the grown-up content he presents. The bottom line? If you love Bill Nye in every form and can overlook his uneasiness in this new role, then this series will make you think about issues you may or may not have contemplated before.

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