A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The NORBAC researchers are dedicated to finding scientific solutions to issues like environmental destruction, bioterrorism, and public health. Though the basic science is sound, the team's ideas sometimes go a step or two beyond accepted scientific theories, opening the door to some very interesting debates.
Violence & Scariness
Inherently upsetting/violent topics like terrorism are addressed, but little actual violence is shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting between characters, and the researchers sometimes discuss issues of human sexuality as part of their investigations.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking. One recurring character has a serious drug problem, and several episodes chart his travails.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this thought-provoking Canadian drama about researchers working on scientific solutions to a wide variety of problems (including troubling issues like bioterrorism) is on the tame side, content-wise. It focuses more on science and ethical debate than sex and violence; the basic theories are grounded in reality, but the team's ideas sometimes go beyond accepted fact. Expect some talk of human sexuality (in the context of research rather than romance) and some drinking and drugs.
Is It Any Good?
On paper, REGENESIS sounds much like other medical/investigation procedurals -- a bit like ER without the frantic emergencies or CSI with less crime and more investigation. Plenty of scenes feature researchers at work in the lab, discussing big, complicated theories and abstract concepts ... and then conveniently solving a major scientific problem in less than 55 minutes.
What makes this series different -- and in some ways more interesting -- is its focus on the big picture. When the NORBAC tackles something, they aren't just solving a single problem -- they're using the opportunity to ask intriguing and important ethical questions. Solving a pollution crisis, for example, is an opportunity to discuss the ways that mankind is damaging Earth; identifying a gene that triggers homosexuality leads to questions about eugenics and social control; and investigating an epidemic opens the door to examining bioterrorism. While other shows follow the progress of individual patients or try to solve specific crimes, ReGenesis wants to save the world.
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