A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Explains how epic weather events occur, as well as what to do if you're caught in the middle of one.
Nature is beautiful but can be dangerous. Rather than be afraid, know what to do in case of an emergency.
Positive Role Models
The female and male hosts are scientists and nature experts.
Violence & Scariness
Images of tornadoes, lightening storms, massive wildfires, and mega-hurricanes featured. Individuals describe scary experiences. Most episodes briefly address damage and death.
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Products & Purchases
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fierce Earth is a kids' science series that focuses on dangerous natural phenomena like hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires. It's upbeat and informative, but some younger kids may be scared by what they see here. The show contains archive footage of storms and major natural disasters as well as harrowing stories from people who were caught in one of these events. Loss of life is sometimes mentioned. Safety measures are discussed and recapped, too. Logos for North Face and other gear are occasionally visible.
Is It Any Good?
This engaging and educational series highlights both the amazing and destructive natures of some of Earth's most awe-inspiring natural phenomena. Experts, often aided by graphics, explain the weather conditions and other variables and patterns that initiate (and sometimes prolong) these events, but they do so in ways that young viewers can understand. The cast also explains how each experiment works and actively describe what they experience during the process.
It has an upbeat tone, but Fierce Earth is still serious enough to underscore the catastrophic nature associated with lightning storms, tsunamis, and other spectacular weather-related occurrences. This, combined with disturbing images of devastation and brief mentions of casualties, may be frightening to young (and some older!) viewers. Some of the trivia is a little dated, too. But it's still very interesting and offers potentially lifesaving information for those who tune in.
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