A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers get a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the science behind the entertainment industry.
Violence & Scariness
Gunshots, explosions, and vehicle crashes are common in clips from movies and TV shows.
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Products & Purchases
The video clips act as teasers for the selected movies and TV shows.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this investigative docuseries helps decipher which parts of movies and TV shows are complete Hollywood fiction and which are rooted in fact. The series is lots of fun for both parents and kids, as long as younger viewers can handle the action-packed scenes of explosions, vehicle crashes, and gun violence from the featured movies and shows (the clips are brief but plentiful).
Is It Any Good?
If you have an inquiring mind when it comes to what you see on screen, Hollywood Science will captivate you almost as much as the action films themselves. And if your kids and tweens can handle the brief, action-packed clips from some series and movies that might be a little too old for them, they'll probably enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood puts on a show.
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