Parents' Guide to

Secrets of Sulphur Springs

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Chilling mystery series is lots of fun, has some scares.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 7+

Great show! definitely grabs your attention!

I watched this on my own, my kids wanted to watch their shows in their rooms. But it has a great story line, very child friendly for all ages in my opinion. Has a little bit of "scare" for a kid that likes a little suspense. It was overall a great show to me! I cant wait for season 3! I will definitely be showing it to my 7 year old for her to have a new show to watch !
age 7+

My kids are 8 and 11 and we watched together and loved it! Just enough for a little scary feeling but not nightmare inducing. Super cute show!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (45 ):

This family-friendly mystery series is expertly written to balance genuine scares with content that's both humorous and heartwarming. Griffin's friendship with Harper is instantly likable; her gregarious personality helps bring the new kid in town out of his shell and facilitates their discoveries, and he reins in her impulsiveness that could spell trouble as they traipse around the past looking for answers. As they make discoveries that affect their relationships with people in the present, the two wrestle with the moral implications of possibly changing the past (and thus the future) as well. But through it all -- and despite secrets kept by several characters -- Griffin's family is a model of loyalty to each other.

As for the scares one finds in Secrets of Sulphur Springs, they're there and they're real, but they don't push the envelope so much that kids shouldn't watch. The idea that Savannah's disappearance was so absolute that the trail is cold three decades later hints at even more complex secrets held by sympathetic characters, and as viewers get to know them, that concept could raise questions. Ultimately this is a real know-your-kid scenario. If the kinds of scares conceivable in the real world (a girl's disappearance, for instance) are worrisome to your kids, it's worth previewing the show before giving the all clear.

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