A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Loyalty, friendship, and helping others are all themes. Time travel, government secrecy, and related themes are also present.
Positive Role Models
Ben Song is secretive about his association with the time travel project. Once in the accelerator, he does his best to help the people he meets with every leap. His team is committed to helping him come home.
The series features a diverse cast of Asian, Black, Latino, and White male, female, and nonbinary people.
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Violence & Scariness
Car chases, crashes, thefts, assaults, and other violent events are featured. Guns, explosives, and other weapons are visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild innuendo, mostly associated with a romantic relationship. Kissing is visible.
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Words like "hell" and "damn" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Apple products are prominently visible. Brands, labels, movies, events, and venues from different times in history are shown, but to establish a specific time period.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (champagne, whisky, etc.) is sometimes visible. Drug references are occasionally made, but will go over the heads of younger viewers.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Quantum Leap, a reboot of the original 1989 series, offers lots of time travel adventures, many of which contain violence (car crashes, punching, shootings, threats, etc.) but without much blood. There's some occasional strong words ("hell," "damn"), and drinking is visible. At least one episode features a drug reference that will go over kids' heads. There's some innuendo, too, but it's more romantic than sexual. Apple products are prominently visible, but brands, logos, venues, and music from different points in history are mostly offered to establish a historical context.
Is It Any Good?
The entertaining reboot of the popular 1989 series offers the expected time travel adventures with some added mystery. Fans of the original will appreciate the connections it makes to the original narrative, technology, and some of its cast members. Meanwhile, it offers enough backstory to help those unfamiliar with the original appreciate the quirky, sometimes chaotic situations Dr. Song finds himself in. But unlike its parent series, the 2022 version of Quantum Leap divides its focus between Song's adventures and those of the team of scientists and military agencies associated with the overall project, giving it a contemporary feel despite its mild 1990s vibe.
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