A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focuses on catastrophic disasters -- albeit in an analytical way.
Violence & Scariness
Real-life video footage and photographs show violent disasters like vehicular accidents, explosions, and structural collapses. Visuals of injuries and blood are rare, but witnesses and victims recount in detail the traumas they endured, and in at least one segment, a body is shown being carried from the scene.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series replays video footage of catastrophic -- and in some cases, fatal -- events like bridge collapses, stunt mishaps, and hostage situations, giving viewers a front-row seat for real-life drama and raw human emotion. Victims share detailed tales of physical and mental trauma. In other words, it's too intense for kids, and some teens and adults may find it difficult to watch even when they know how the story will turn out. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Shockwave.
Is It Any Good?
If heart-pounding, real-life drama is your thing, then Shockwave has plenty to offer. It's full of raw emotion and suspense, and the survival tales celebrate the power of the human spirit. Quality CGI makes it easy for viewers to visualize hidden details of the events, offering a complete picture of the events.
But the same points that make the series an enticing choice for adults ensure it's not the best choice for kids or sensitive tweens. The life-or-death nature of the stories -- especially those that take place in everyday settings like on bridges or on the road -- can easily cause anxiety among young kids, so it's best to save this show for after they're in bed.
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