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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Evermoor is a suspenseful drama series with some surprises, so it's more appropriate for tweens than for younger kids. Characters presumed dead suddenly reappear, everyday objects hold magical properties, and people have access to powers that can alter the lives of others. Even so, there's nothing overtly threatening, so this is a decent option for tweens who like their scares on a small scale. Those who tune in will see that the story centers on a blended family whose members share their ups and downs and lean on each other when they need support.
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What's the story?
When Tara Crossley's (Naomi Sequeira) family relocates from America to the English village of EVERMOOR, they're thrust into a world of danger, intrigue, and bizarre happenings at every turn. From mysterious societies to objects with curious supernatural properties, there's no shortage of things to learn about their new home of Evermoor Manor. But the more Tara learns, the more questions arise, and she's suddenly in a struggle to save her family and her new home.
Is it any good?
Evermoor is no spine-tingler, but it does a decent job of keeping tween viewers' interest as its story unfolds. With a set of characters whose intentions are often suspect and puzzles that divulge answers piece by piece, there's enough mystery from one episode to the next to tempt a following within this age group. Of course, the fact that the mostly teen cast is easy on the eyes doesn't hurt its appeal, and the stately Cheshire setting is tailor-made for a story like this one.
Most of the show's suspense relates to the presentation of magic as reality, so its scares aren't the traditional jump-out-of-your-skin type. This can go either way, depending on your tweens' sensitivities, but for the most part it makes for pretty safe viewing. Even better, the rest of the show's content is squeaky clean, so you don't have to worry about your tweens tuning in.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about scary TV shows and movies. Do your kids like to be scared? How does this show rank against others they've seen? Which parts or characters were particularly frightful?
What messages does this show offer about family life? Are Tara and her family members believable based on your experiences? What unique challenges do blended families face?
Do your tweens believe in magic? Does magic have to mean the hocus-pocus kind of stuff, or could it also relate to things that can't be explained? Why are stories that present alternate realities so popular?
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