A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some information about scuba diving and the coral reef habitat. Reference to Victorian era and Russian history, but historical information is presented as lore rather than fact.
Loss can teach you what's valuable. Friends are forever. Freedom is on the other side of difficult things. Don't give up on something or someone you love.
Positive Role Models
Though the parents might be absent or aloof, the grandparents are engaging, supportive, wise. Stevie's older sister is a marine biologist who trains the girls to scuba dive.
Cast is composed of people with various backgrounds and complexions, but most don't refer to their heritage; an exception is Anna's family, who are Russian and still connected to their roots. No representation of differing abilities, and the teens are all swimsuit-model body types. The founder, the "matriarch" of the town, was a woman, and the mayor is a woman.
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Violence & Scariness
A girl goes missing in a sudden storm, but mysterious circumstances surround her disappearance. She may have been kidnapped, and even her father is suspected by the Dive Club girls as having a hand in her vanishing. Some scary music. Peril on and in the ocean.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A fair amount of flirting, cheek kissing, and kissing on the lips among the teens who have coupled, but nothing edgy.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults may drink wine on occasion, but most drinks seem to be juice.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is a fair amount of flirting and kissing among the teens in Dive Club. It's nothing more than a peck here or there, but these interactions happen often. A girl goes missing, presumably because she was lost in a storm, but there's an implication of foul play. The show is based in Australian beach culture, and the teens depicted spend a lot of time in bikinis and scuba gear.
Is It Any Good?
With the promise of a mystery, beach parties, and some serious flirting, this series could be a hit with the tween crowd. The boys in the show are ready-made for the Dive Club girls, with a stereotype to match each personality. You've got the boy fresh out of juvie with a do-gooder streak; a sensitive literary working-class kid; the snotty upper-class guy who swoops in to snag his favorite girl. The girls do fall for some of these distractions, but they're pretty tight-knit, and they do focus on their friend's disappearance.
The plot could have been more complex, and the characters could have more distinguishing features. And where are all of the parents? They're either dead, or off in Switzerland, or they're single parents busy with their careers. The two grandparents in the show are full of wise understanding and twinkly smiles. Tweens will probably get hooked on this soapy mystery. Adults may be left craving more. It's fun in the sun that could benefit from a little more depth.
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