A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Facts are shared about the regions that the crew travels to, and the animals that live there. Discusses the impact humankind has had on animals in the wild. Explores how the team uses science and technology to track down the animals they're seeking to film.
The animals of the world are incredibly diverse and special, and they're worth protecting.
Positive Role Models
Scientists and conservationists are shown doing dangerous work in the service of wild animals. In one episode, for example, lions are sedated and collared in Africa to prevent them from getting trapped by snares.
Most of the crew is White. During one episode Dr. Mwamba and his staff, who are Black Africans, are interviewed and shown helping lions in Africa.
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Violence & Scariness
There's a sense of peril at various times in the show when the host gets extremely close, and has a couple close calls, with animals that could hurt him. Animals are also sometimes shown catching prey. There's a dangerous boat journey across the Drake Passage and it's mentioned that have been lost without a trace. At one point the host points out that a fall into the freezing cold water can kill you. The host goes scuba diving in the Arctic and notes he only has 20 minutes before his core temperature gets dangerously cold. He also tells a story of a scientist who was dragged underwater, bitten, and drowned by a leopard seal.
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There's occasionally bleeped-out profanity and words like "stupid" used in a joking matter.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory is a nature adventure series full of exciting moments and incredible footage of animals in the wild. There's sometimes a sense of peril when host Bertie Gregory gets extremely close, and has a couple close calls, with animals that could hurt him. There are also stories of people dying doing the same type of dangerous work he does. Animals are also sometimes shown catching prey but the footage isn't gory.
Is It Any Good?
If you've ever wondered about the kind of people behind the scenes of your favorite nature documentary, this is the show for you. Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory is the extreme sports version of the National Geographic viewers already know and love. Not only does Gregory deliver jaw-dropping footage of some of the world's most majestic creatures, he takes the viewer along for a detailed look at the planning, equipment, and techniques involved in his quest for the perfect shot (kids will love his drone camera almost as much as he does). Whether it's traversing the treacherous Drake Passage in Antarctica or living with a pride of lions in Africa, his adventures never disappoint and he always serves as an informative and charismatic host, literally laughing in the face of danger while sharing a wealth of information on the animals he covers. And as you watch him play small pranks on his crew or smile big into the camera and say, "And also, I just really like penguins," you can't help but think he's the kind of person you'd love to take with you on your next trip.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.