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Look Around You

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Low-tech science spoof could confuse younger viewers.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

fun british comedy makes people feel smart, because characters dont appear that way

People, this show is confusing for laughs. Im old enough to ignore the facts they give while still enjoying it. There is not really anything wrong.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids probably won't get the joke here -- and maybe that's a good thing. After all, do you really want your tween or young teen concluding that "Germs originated in Germany before rapidly spreading throughout the rest of the world"? But for older teens and adults who have plenty of schooling, Look Around You is a satisfying romp into nutty, nostalgic territory. Anyone who enjoys a good spoof is bound to enjoy the show's reliance on bad lighting, bad hair, clunky computers, and dated pop culture references, but fans of Monty Python's Flying Circus -- and of British humor (or should we say "humour"?) in general -- will find it particularly funny.

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