A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show familiarizes viewers with the world’s diversity by featuring stories from many different geographic regions and cultures. It also celebrates the strength of the human spirit by showcasing a variety of feats of strength, courage, and stamina.
Positive Role Models
The series treats each story and its subjects with respect.
Violence & Scariness
Some stories center on dangerous stunts like walking a tightrope over a canyon, fighting with venomous snakes, and staring down a forest fire to take pictures. Participants occasionally get hurt or share scars from previous injuries, but the show doesn’t dwell on this kind of content. Animals are shown stalking and killing their prey.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some scenes filmed in other parts of the world show men and women naked (including visible genitalia), as per their culture. This nudity is not intended to be sexual.
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Occasional use of “hell.”
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Products & Purchases
The series is a companion to a book of the same name.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this globetrotting, magazine-like series features stories that range from animal oddities to superhuman feats, so it's difficult to predict the appropriateness of the content from one episode to the next. Most of the stories are suitable for nearly any age, but some (men fighting cobras or explosive motorcycle crashes, for instance) might upset younger kids and require some follow-up discussion. But for the most part, this snapshot-style show offers an intriguing glimpse at the amazing, bizarre, and wondrous aspects of our world.
Is It Any Good?
It's no surprise that Nat Geo Amazing! is based on a book of the same name, as the brief stories look and sound like pages from a coffee table tome. The tales are fascinating on many different levels, and viewers will gain a new appreciation for cultural diversity, natural splendor, animal instinct, and the human spirit.
Most of the show's stories are both fascinating and suitable for the whole family, but young children might be upset by infrequent scenes of people engaging in risky behavior (challenging hot-tempered animals or risking their lives to photograph a raging wildfire, for instance). In addition, some of the cultural differences (including public nudity) may need some follow-up explanations.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.