Mystery Hunters

TV review by
Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Entertaining newsmagazine to delight youngsters.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Kids will learn a lot of facts about each featured puzzle/mystery.

Positive Messages

The show encourages curiosity and discovery.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The featured kids are resourceful and determined. Girls and boys play equally important roles.

Violence & Scariness

The show investigates paranormal mysteries, so there are mildly violent/tense scenes that, although they don't involve guns or weapons, might scare very young children.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that each episode of this paranormal newsmagazine series includes historical reenactments involving ghosts, witches, and the like, some of which might frighten very young or very sensitive kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7, 11, and 14 year old Written bybeckyhall July 18, 2010
love it!
Adult Written byrubysmysteries January 6, 2010

Ancient Mysteries

I watched my first episode with my 7 year old. At first I found it very educational, enjoying that they went to far and exotic places to explore. What troubles... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old May 18, 2010

Best for kids 7 and up!!!

I LOVE MYSTERY HUNTERS!!!!! Me and my friends even started a club about them, my friends Iris and Zea love them to!And if the gang of mystery hunters are readi... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

What's the story?

In Discovery Kids' MYSTERY HUNTERS, viewers are taken on a half-hour trip behind the scenes of the world's most thrilling paranormal riddles. The documentary-like show is hosted by teens Araya Mengesha and Christina Broccolini, who travel around the world interviewing experts and reenacting scenes in an attempt to solve years-old mysteries and ghost stories. Their sidekick, Doubting Dave (David Acer), is based in the Mystery Lab, where he conducts experiments that tie into each episode. Past travels have taken the group to the Oregon forest in search of Bigfoot (Dave makes a footprint cast out of plaster), to Toronto to visit a 1,000-year-old mummy, and to a spoon-bending workshop in San Francisco.

Is it any good?

There's much to like about Mystery Hunters. Mengesha and Broccolini are easy to relate to and do a good job engaging the audience while reporting their stories. The show's vibrant graphics and visual recreations are sure to grab young audiences' attention.

What's perhaps best about the show, though, is that kids come away having leaned something about past and present-day puzzles. Parents should note that since many of the episodes deal with the paranormal -- including the existence of ghosts, witches, and monsters -- very young children might be frightened by the series' reenactments.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the paranormal. Do ghosts exist?

  • Can you believe everything you hear? How do you decide if a story is true or not?

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