Primeval

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Dinosaur action show comes up short on thrills.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 10+
age 12+

A+ for Sci Fi / Horror fans; Lots of science-kid topics

This is one of my favorite sci fi series. There are a LOT of things that can be used to spark interest and investigation here. What is the nature of time? If wormholes exist, how would they work? Is there a way to go back in time? If a creature of the past came to our 21st century atmosphere, how would they survive? How are the oxygen levels different? The plants? What is the future of human evolution? Will we advance or, suffering climate change, devolve? Science-loving kids LOVE this show. I've driven my minivan full of gifted kids, listening to their discussions of these things. The first season is appropriate for elementary schoolers (my kids started in elementary school) but it becomes progressively darker and scarier. I started "pre-watching" episodes for my son because he has a vivid imagination and nightmares. After a few seasons, I didn't let him watch anymore and we switched to Eureka (awesome series!). I put 12 and up because of the bloody violence and horror scenes in Season 2 on. Some kids are more prone to nightmares than others. I would definitely recommend a parent watching the show WITH the kid so you can have discussions afterwards, like my examples above.

This title has:

Too much violence

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