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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Campy sci-fi series has heartwarming themes for families.

TV Hulu Drama 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

We really loved this show.

There are so many strong messages about family, forgiveness, the worth of every life, and protecting our planet. Yes, there are some scenes with intense "danger" that could scare younger children, but in almost every case, it turns out that what looked like a dangerous beast is just a misunderstood form of life. There is no blood or gore whatsoever and our entire family- ages 6-49, enjoyed the storyline.
age 5+

fun show

Is It Any Good?

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CGI shortcomings lessen the impact of this mostly heartwarming drama about a nontraditional family and the cause that unites them. In an era that sees the line between reality and animation increasingly difficult to decipher on-screen, Endlings feels like a visuals throwback, made all the more obvious by the fact that the story is set a couple of decades in the future. This -- along with some fairly campy acting on the adults' part, particularly -- adds to the show's somewhat confusing impression on the audience, leaving older viewers especially to wonder if there's meant to be an element of comedy or if that's just an unfortunate mistake.

Even so, there are several things to like about Endlings. In centering on a foster family, the story doesn't shy away from some of the challenges faced by this arrangement specifically and families in general. The kids bicker, there are hurt feelings, and communication isn't always effective, but the loving guidance of a devoted adult helps hold things together. Also effective is the subtle message about conservation. The story doesn't hit viewers over the head with it, but it implies its importance throughout and can inspire discussions within your own family about how and why environment preservation might be encouraged.

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