A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
As the title suggests, the series encourages curiosity and proposes provocative questions that require real thought to answer. It also stirs up a general interest in science and scientific inquiry.
Positive Role Models
The celebrities whose questions prompt each episode remain largely neutral in terms of role modeling, serving as narrators and, occasionally, participants in the search for answers.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Although the series is generally devoid of sexual content, one episode asks, "Why is sex fun?" and explores the scientific role of the male and female orgasm.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One episode explores the addictive nature of narcotics and how they work.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the focus of this largely educational series changes from week to week, so some topics may be more appropriate for kids than others. One episode, for example, deals with sexual pleasure and the biology of male and female orgasms. Another deals with the addictive qualities of narcotic drugs. And another ponders the existence of God.
Is It Any Good?
The curious thing about Curiosity is that some episodes just don't hold your attention, thanks in large part to rambling tangents that don't really seem pertinent to the question at hand -- at least, at first. In Stephen Hawking's heady search for an answer to the question, "Was there a creator?" for example, we're taken to observe a solar eclipse with the Vikings and, later on, explore the finer points of planetary movement with Galileo. And somewhere in between, you're left wondering what this all has to do with the subject of creation.
Hawking ties it all up eventually, of course. But by that time, your curiosity has waned.
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