A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The multicultural teen cast is ecologically minded and dedicated to their conservation work. The show applauds efforts to overcome personal fears and work as a team.
Infrequent exclamations of "Oh, my God!"
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series features teams of eight teens living in an endangered ecosystem (the arctic, the rainforest, etc.) and working together for conservation. While members occasionally have personality conflicts or bicker about peers not sharing work equally, for the most part they form a strong team with good communication and ambitious goals. The teens must face and overcome their own fears and discomfort to succeed, and they support each other in their efforts. Some scenes filmed in jungle locales feature insects, reptiles, and other creatures that may be scary for the littlest viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Not unexpectedly among teens -- especially those under such extreme conditions -- arguments and power struggles occasionally pop up between members, but the team members' ability to resolve differences and form a cohesive unit to carry out their work is commendable and provides a good example for viewers.
Kids will enjoy the personality, humor, and excitement the relatable cast members bring to the show, and they may very well be inspired to pitch in for the conservation cause after seeing the difference eight kids can make. Serious is a great choice for parents to enjoy with adventure-seeking kids.
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