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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Celebrates the strength of the human spirit and highlights the medical advances that help save victims' lives.
Violence & Scariness
Video footage and dramatic re-enactments show victims getting hit by cars, scalded by hot water, cut by saws, and thrown from vehicles. Surgical scenes are sometimes graphic, too -- in one, a burn victim's dead skin is sanded off to the point of bleeding.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional non-sexual partial nudity, usually in hospital scenes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality-based series includes video footage and re-enactments of life-threatening accidents -- including car crashes, avalanches, and power-tool mishaps. The injuries and treatment methods are sometimes shown in detailed close-ups (as when a burn victim's dead, blackened skin is forcefully sanded down), and computer images illustrate the effects on the victim's body. Interviews with family members can be emotional, and the victims themselves sometimes allude to feelings of depression during their recovery time. On the flip side, the series highlights how medical advances and the strength of the human spirit combine to overcome extensive injuries.
Is It Any Good?
The series' intense nature and potential for graphic scenes of accidents and injuries means that it's not for the faint of stomach. In one episode, for example, a man is shown hurtling through the air after being hit by a race car; he's then run over as he lies motionless on the ground. In other segments, viewers see a man's charred, dead skin peeling off his burned body, and a victim of a speedboat accident talks about how his painful recovery led to a depression that made him wonder why he was still living.
It's important to know your kids' tolerance level for the emotions and physical trauma that accompany a powerful series like Impact: Stories of Survival. If they're able to handle the content, they (and you) will be impressed by the medical advancements and human determination that save accident victims' lives every day.
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