Parents' Guide to

Pandora

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Predictable sci-fi series for the younger set has violence.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Not as tame as it appeared

I enjoyed the first two episodes, especially the intrigue and mysteries introduced right from the start and the Star Trek-type feel. But when I got to the third episode, I stopped abruptly when I encountered two scenes where two different couples are making out in bedrooms in their underwear. A little too close to sex for me - never mind my kids. Plus, two characters talk on and on about virtual sex, which just spoiled the whole show for me. No thanks. I'll look for some cleaner entertainment. Disappointing, because the show seemed to hold promise.
age 14+

Definitely not for a 10 year old

Episode 3 - two couples heavily making out, girls in bras, one in bikini underwear. One male in underwear. Talk about virtual vs. in person sex, etc.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This young adult-oriented series combines a young, good-looking cast who come together to help protect the universe while simultaneously creating intergalactic drama. It features lots of predictable sci-fi tenants, ranging from interspecies relationships and advanced holographic technology to the discovery of phenomena that has the potential of redefining life as we know it. But Pandora's special effects are lackluster at best, and the action sequences are more routine than exciting. Diehard fans of the genre will find it a poor substitute for iconic franchises like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. But younger viewers may find the interpersonal drama entertaining enough to tune into.

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