Parents' Guide to

Life After People: The Series

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Nature reclaims the planet in sometimes unsettling series.

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The best parts of the show are the fascinating computer-animated sequences that show well-known edifices slowly succumbing to the inevitable. The Statue of Liberty's arm falls into the sea, the Sistine Chapel is overgrown with weeds, and the Houston Astrodome's famous roof shatters, providing a dramatic statement on impermanence. Humans may dominate the planet for now, but our tenure here accounts for just a small fraction of Earth's total history.

The show's basic message -- that without people, nature would eventually reclaim our creations -- is powerful (and sometimes quite unsettling), but it's not complex. Each segment tells the same story of the wild world overtaking the tamed. The first few times it's interesting, but after a while it gets a bit redundant.

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