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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Intriguing drama puts science in the spotlight.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 10+

Skip the first episode and it’s great

Have watched the series, the first episode Is not like the rest of the show. I suggest watching the first episode without kids, tell them the important information about the plot of the show, then watch the rest with your kid. I feel it compares well to once upon a time, I could usually sense when something might be getting a bit too intense and screen the next episode before showing it to my son. A ton of the episodes are appropriate and fun for kids under 10, just screen it first

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+


Has sinister murder in Ep 1. Ep 7 shows mutilated human body. Stopped watching at that point.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (13):

As a dramatic series, Eureka works well by teasing out a series of plot twists and turns that are bound to keep sci-fi fans interested -- and the special effects are, well, downright effective. There's also a lot to be said for the show's message, which subtly sexes up science and shows the wonderful -- and terrible -- things that can happen when the right elements come together.

Eureka's plot and characters are both titillating and interesting, and Ferguson, especially, proves a likeable and charming lead. The fact that the show isn't entirely appropriate for young children shouldn't discourage parents from watching along with their teens -- it's just another case of exercising caution.

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