A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Various real-life academics of both genders are shown in the field, demonstrating a passion for learning.
Violence & Scariness
No visual violence, but since the show deals with carnivores, there's occasional discussion of blood and ripping flesh thanks to dino teeth and claws.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that since all of the information presented here is based on fact, sensitive kids could be scared. The dinosaurs are either animated or large-scale models, but there's some discussion about what a carnivore could do to other creatures -- without the context that the carnivore would be doing it in order to eat dinner.
Is It Any Good?
There's a lot of learning to be had in this show. The segments are short enough to hold a younger viewer's attention but long enough to transmit some real meaty information, largely because each episode covers a fairly narrow topic -- such as how to find dinosaur tracks, how to use math to figure out how fast a dinosaur could run, or the regular feature Sam's Wacky Timeline, which shows when the events that are being covered happened.
Unfortunately, this tight focus is also the show's downfall. While well done and fun to watch, Bonehead Detectives isn't likely to appeal to kids who aren't interested in dinosaurs. It's just too specific.
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