A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Explores interesting science facts across STEM disciplines. Also presents science and technology as something to be skeptical about sometimes.
Presents science as something cool and interesting. Also presents science and technology as something to be skeptical of sometimes.
Positive Role Models
Host Latif Nasser is an excellent example of curiosity and inquiry into the world. He is Muslim and he talks about his background a bit on the show.
Violence & Scariness
Varies from segment to segment, mostly minimal violence and scariness. The "Nukes" episode talks about nuclear bombs and their devastating consequences, and the "Clouds" episode mentions a scientist who took his own life.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some segments feature conversations about sex between consenting adults, some segments reference animals mating.
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Moderate language like "damn" and "shit."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some segments feature adults smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol in moderation. One episode talks about the fact that adults take illegal drugs (like Ecstasy), another briefly features the word "marijuana" on screen (but it is not talked about).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Connected is a fantastic science documentary series that touches on moderately mature themes in some segments. A few episodes make reference to consensual sex between adults and mating animals. The "Nukes" episode talks about nuclear bombs and their devastating consequences, and the "Clouds" episode mentions a scientist who took his own life. Some scenes have background cigarette smoking, others show adults enjoying alcohol responsibly, and the "Poop" episode mentions the fact that some adults take illegal drugs. There is moderate language like "damn" and "shit," the frequency depends on the episode.
Is It Any Good?
This excellent science series will likely inspire a lot of excited "did you know..." conversations from teen viewers. The stories featured in Connected are incredibly fascinating and not ones teens are likely learning in science class. Beautiful cinematography and compelling storytelling make this show feel more like a travelogue than a procedural science documentary. Host Latif Nasser strikes a perfect balance of someone who is equally amazed about scientific advancements and wary of the unintended consequences they can sometimes bring. Most importantly, he explains why the science is very relevant to our everyday lives. Curious teenagers and adults will enjoy this great show.
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