A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series introduces viewers to places and creatures they may never have seen before, increasing their awareness of the diversity of the planet’s inhabitants. Scientists discuss the history of Earth’s oceans, showing how geologic and chemical changes have allowed sea life to prosper and diversify.
Although it doesn’t address the issue directly, the show underscores the importance of environmental protection by showing diverse oceanic populations and discussing the fragility of their habitats.
Positive Role Models
The scientists are always considerate in their studies, being careful to respect the sea life they encounter.
Violence & Scariness
Some young children may be alarmed by images of dangerous creatures like sharks.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this awe-inspiring nature series takes viewers on a tour of the diversity of the world's oceans. Ocean experts study the geology and underwater atmosphere in some of the world's most remote locations and get up close and personal with an array of stunning sea creatures. This beautiful show has plenty to offer the entire family, and the only thing that might alarm young kids is watching the scientists swim with a host of menacing species of sharks.
Is It Any Good?
Cousteau and his team call the oceans Earth's "final frontier," and it's easy to believe their claim about the wealth of its untapped information when you take these underwater journeys with them. The beauty of the sea life and stunning views of the ocean bed's landscape are truly awe-inspiring, leaving you with an overwhelming respect for the wonders of nature.
Oceans Blue has something for everyone in the family, from mesmerizing underwater scenery to fascinating information about Earth's history. The only potential issue is if your kids are squeamish about dangerous creatures like sharks; if that's the case, you might want to tuck them safely in bed before the rest of the family enjoys this series together.
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