A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It educates viewers about the physical makeup and natural habits of animals of various species around the world.
Animals do what they do to survive in the wild, and not to scare humans. It's important to understand them and not be afraid of them for irrational reasons.
Positive Role Models
Naomi Wilkinson works with experts and doesn't put herself in harm's way.
Violence & Scariness
Some general conversations about potential injuries that animals can cause to humans, and only a few scenes of animals hunting other animals (no blood or injuries are shown).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional discussions about having babies, but no real specific mating habits discussed.
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Products & Purchases
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deadly Nightmares of Nature (known as Naomi's Nightmares of Nature outside of the United States) is a youth-oriented docuseries about animals and natural habitats that people are often afraid of. Despite the title, most of the show is dedicated to teaching more about animals and their natural behaviors in order to make them less frightening. But there are a few wild hunting scenes (although the blood and the kills aren't shown), as well as discussions of dangers animals may pose to humans, but kids old enough to understand the explanations should be able to handle it.
Is It Any Good?
This fun and informative British series offers viewers of all ages a chance to learn more about different species of animals and their habitats from around the world. But despite the series' title, most of what's offered here is designed to eliminate the "nightmarish" qualities assigned to animals like wolves, snakes, and sharks, as well as to specific locations, by explaining the reasons for the way they look and the way they behave. It also highlights species that seem completely harmless but that pose a dangerous threat to animals and humans alike.
A few scenes feature predatory hunts, and some discussions of the injuries that animals can cause. But the series is more committed to educating folks about the natural world in a way that is nonthreatening. Meanwhile, Wilkinson's energetic style and willingness to admit when she's afraid make it an engaging viewing experience for children. From Yellowstone National Park in the United States to the jungles of the Asian island of Borneo, Deadly Nightmares of Nature allows viewers to experience what nature has to offer one geographic location at a time.
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