Parents' Guide to

Doomsday Castle

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Reality blend of cool engineering, scary apocalypse talk.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great show!!! Read review :-)

This was the best spin off they could have done off doomsday peppers. The show is entertaining and very informative with survival styles and skills. The other review claims language and violence in it but there aren't any vulgar words said and closest thing to violence is a paintball match or if you think the martial art "Krav maga" is violent then that. But I'm anticipating and hoping a season 2 will be made to continue following the cast and castle as it evolves!!!! P.s. the cuts inserted from wars and ext.. Are from past historical events and/or current things happening in the world. SEASON 2 fingers crossed

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Doomsday Castle offers some interesting tips for things like building homemade rat traps, finding alternative food sources in the wild, and self-defense. It also shows how science and engineering theories are being applied to build the castle and some of the weapons (like a giant catapult) designed to protect them. However, because these educational moment come within the context of the upcoming apocalypse, it's sometimes a little difficult to appreciate the value of the lessons being offered.

The colorful cast create some entertaining moments, but listening to the family constantly voice their concerns about the need to be prepared for the world's imminent demise feels a bit preachy at times. One must also wonder why they are going public with their endeavor, when their goal is to isolate and protect the family from the desperate masses who they believe will attack them when the end comes. Nonetheless, preppers of all kinds will certainly relate to a lot of what they see here, but curiosity seekers certainly won't be disappointed.

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