A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
While hard evidence is cited as being most valuable when solving a mystery, there is credit given to paranormal investigation.
Positive Role Models
Jennifer Marshall is respectful, but blunt when discussing her doubts about something.
Violence & Scariness
Heinous murders, accidents, etc. are discussed in some detail, but in a historical context. Archival photographs of crime scene photos, autopsies, etc. are shown, but the more bloody, sensitive imagery is blurred out.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Marriage, romance, etc. discussed in a historical context.
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Products & Purchases
Skype is mentioned. Occasionally the Apple logo is visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mysteries Decoded is a reality series that investigates unsolved crimes and other mysteries that have become part of American popular culture. Both research and paranormal strategies are used as part of this process. There's lots of discussion about violent events, including brutal killings, but very sensitive photographs and other supporting evidence are blurred. Younger or sensitive viewers may find it a little creepy or disturbing.
Is It Any Good?
This dark series combines a few research investigation tactics with paranormal ventures to create a unique form of entertainment. Marshall argues that she's more apt to rely on concrete evidence, and attempts to find archives, photographs, and other information that can fill in blanks. However, the show's more captivating moments feature paranormal experts looking for activity from beyond the grave, and speaking to the dead. Despite her doubts, Marshall often appears impressed by these activities, too. Granted, the answers these combined answers come up with are speculative, and often seem to raise more questions than answers. But if you like this sort of thing, you'll probably find Mysteries Decoded compelling.
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