A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
What little solid scientific information there is, is often lost amid the flashy experiments.
Violence & Scariness
Experiments often include gunshots and explosions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild sexual undertones and scanty clothing on women, including lingerie, G-string underwear, and cleavage-revealing tops.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol-related experiments show adults drinking in pubs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series tends to include more fiery explosions and flashy stunts than in-depth scientific experiments, but viewers will still pick up a few facts. Women often wear skimpy clothes, and they're sometimes shown in bras and underwear. Some experiments use guns; others involve drinking alcohol. The series' target audience -- tween and teen boys -- may need a reminder not to try their own experiments without some supervision.
Is It Any Good?
One thing's for sure: Fun and mess definitely seem to trump science and innovation on this show. In one segment, for example, the cast puts an airplane flight recorder to the test to find out whether it is really as indestructible as it's chalked up to be. They shoot it with a cannon, pepper it with shotgun blasts and blow it up -- only to discover that it most likely would survive a fiery crash after all.
In general, the show favors stunt work over scientific method, and the brief experiments usually include little background information or follow-up. Some real educational information is occasionally included (an explanation of how X-rays work, for example), but it's not common. The show's use of guns and explosives and the prevalence of scantily dressed women (why?) make this series somewhat iffy for tweens -- not to mention the fact that they might get some questionable ideas from the show's stunts.
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