A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is all about people who aren't behaving appropriately, although some of the behavior is the result of mental illness.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional scenes of guns going off and blood dripping. In one episode, the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne is recounted, along with the incident in which a man managed to get inside Buckingham Palace and talk to Queen Elizabeth in her bedroom.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some wine drinking. Plus, drinking and drug use are among the many problems of the people being featured/investigated.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this investigative reality show is about people -- many suffering from mental illness -- who have done some very frightening things to public figures. Some episodes feature violence (guns going off, some blood), but not all do; some also reference issues like drinking and drug use. The scandals surrounding some members of the British royal family are largely glossed over, when they're mentioned at all.
Is It Any Good?
Overall, the stories are interesting, even if the narration and music are occasionally a bit overwrought. But given that the British royals are the most commonly photographed and filmed people on Earth, you have to wonder why so many of the same images are used over and over. It seems awfully hard to believe that there are only four flim clips of Princess Anne from the 1970s -- and you know there were far more pictures of Princess Diana than the 12-odd shown in the episode about her butler.
Bottom line? Those who are into true crime and/or the royals may get a kick out of this somewhat voyeuristic series, but it's not likely to end up on many other folks' must-see list.
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