Finding Bigfoot

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Hard-to-believe and slightly spooky Sasquatch docuseries.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series asserts that Big Foots are not legendary creatures, but real beings. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The eccentric team is convinced of the existence of Big Foots, and they believe that they have evidence to confirm this. Indigenous groups whose cultures embrace these creatures’ existence discuss the importance of respecting this species.

Violence

Witnesses describe Big Foots as being scary looking and potentially dangerous due to their size. Reconstructed images of the creature are often loud and frightening.

Sex
Language

Occasional curses are “bleeped."

Consumerism

Apple computers are visible, but car logos are blurred.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series proports to confirm the existence of Big Foots. It contains re-creations of creature sightings and witness accounts that may be scary for young kids. Occasional strong language is “bleeped," and Apple computers are visible.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySC Willis January 10, 2012

real folks

The folks in the show are real people. No pretense, and will talk to just about anyone not monopolizing their time. The organization has a sighting database wit... Continue reading
Adult Written byBigfoot13 July 3, 2011

Awful show.... Reality shows need to stay out of the realm of viable research that many truly devote their lives to.

Possibly entertaining but not realisitic... Very scripted and similar to the many reality shows supposedly searching for ghosts and other paranormal. Stick to... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byHeq073198 January 19, 2012

I DO THINK THERE'S A SQUATCH IN THESE WOODS.....

I watch this because it's just so funny!!!!! If anyone ask why you haven't found any bodies, they say that bigfoots BURY THEIR DEAD. I'm sorry, b... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 21, 2014

Bigfoot show for bigger kids

This is a reality tv show about 4 BFRO (bigfoot field researchers organization) investigators who are trying to prove that bigfoots are real. This show can get... Continue reading

What's the story?

FINDING BIGFOOT is a reality series that follows the members of the Big Foot Research Organization team as they search for and document the existence of various types of the Sasquatch species. Headed up by veteran researcher Matt Moneymaker, the group travels to places where sightings have been reported. Moneymaker, along with field biologist Ranae Holland, expert field caller James “Bobo” Fay, and evidence analyst Cliff Barackman, meet with witnesses and analyze things like oddly damaged bird feeders, handprints, and other indicators of its existence. They then search the areas in which these creatures are thought to inhabit. Throughout their investigations, the team offers detailed explanations about their research techniques and technology. In between scenes, questions about the species are posed to the audience, and answered later in the episode.

Is it any good?

Unlike other series about Big Foots and other legendary creatures, Finding Bigfoot goes beyond speculating about their existence to discussing the existence of the large hairy creatures as if it is scientific fact. While the team admits that much of the physical evidence they collect is circumstantial, they consistently declare that what they are finding is credible, and therefore regularly confirm their existence.

Dramatic images and recreations of Big Foot sightings are plenty here, but none of them seem to offer anything substantive. Meanwhile, the team’s constant explanations for everything they see, hear, and do, make them seem like they are trying too hard to be convincing. Those who believe in the existence of Sasquatches will find the series informative, but non-believers will find it hard to take what is being presented here seriously.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about legendary creatures. Do you believe in things like Big Foots, fairies, and the Loch Ness Monster? If not, where do you think these legends come from?

  • Do you think this reality program is designed to be educational? Or is it really intended to be just for entertainment?

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For kids who love real and imagined stories

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