A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The "Most Evil" (who all display unthinkable social behavior, including cannibalism and murder) aren't glorified or presented as role models. Role models in this show are forensic scientists and other experts who apply scientific and psychological methods as investigative tools.
Violence & Scariness
In-depth discussion of violent and extremely disturbing crimes, including murder, molestation, and torture; graphic images of real crime scenes.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Descriptions of sexually violent crimes and discussion of psychological disorders in sexually abused children.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Discussion of drug and alcohol use and abuse; images of alcohol and cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the crimes and criminals being discussed aren't glorified, this show does delve into the disturbing details of horrific crimes. Dramatic narration, crime-scene imagery, and real video footage add a level of exposé-style intensity. Scientific methods and analysis offer an educational component, but parents need to know that this program frankly discusses disturbing psychopathic behaviors including cannibalism, child molestation, and torture.
Is It Any Good?
The science and investigative approaches presented are fascinating, as are the featured experts and professionals (fields include biology, psychology, and criminology). The show invites discussion and further research of various careers in forensics, psychology, neurology, biology, criminal profiling, and other areas. It also presents good examples of scientific research, methodology, and analysis.
That said, a lot of time is dedicated to describing notorious crimes and criminals in dramatic fashion. Overall, it's interesting and informative, but a decent portion is devoted to slickly produced dramatic effects.Most Evil's borderline-sensational approach keeps the audience's attention, but its sometimes heavy-handed tactics eat up precious minutes that could be better spent on the fascinating scientific evidence. There's certainly an educational component to the show, but the content is questionable for all except mature older teens, and, when combined with the dramatic production (sinister music, a dark narrative tone, and crime scene images), may be too disturbing for younger or more sensitive viewers.
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