A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
In each episode, people must do their best to think on their feet and put others' well-being first.
Violence & Scariness
Destruction, rather than violence, but there's a fair amount of it. Whatever occurs is the result of weather patterns. For example, a super tornado may upturn cars along a highway, or a super flood might wash away unsecured belongings.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that each episode of this fascinating series features enactments of what could happen should the weather disaster being examined that week -- mega flood, super typhoon, etc. -- come to pass. Although the weather patterns depicted are purely theoretical, they're quite graphic, and some children (particularly those with overactive imaginations) might be frightened by the fury of the storms and the destruction they cause.
Is It Any Good?
Perfect Disaster stands out from the TV crowd in that it not only educates viewers on some of science's most misunderstood phenomena, but it also entertains them by showing how these storms could affect their lives. This is high-quality, action-packed television that's both engrossing and instructive.
The downside? Not much, although some episodes veer too far into the sci-fi realm, and viewers used to fluffier "reality" fare might find it falls flat. The only real drawback is that these hypothetical storms (and the havoc they wreak) might scare some kids -- especially in a world in which real tsunamis and hurricanes have killed thousands. Parents might want to preview an episode or two before letting younger viewers watch.
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