A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The scientists, filmmakers, and support staff willingly put themselves in harm's way to gather new data on tornadoes. The series includes some intriguing scientific facts about the science behind meteorology and storm evolution.
Violence & Scariness
Little actual violence, but suspense is high as the featured folks intentionally place themselves in harm's way to gather data from tornadoes. Tense scenes show people running and driving away from oncoming twisters. Trackers sometimes joke about the dangers of what they do, making off-handed comments like "in case I die." Cameras also capture the devastation that follows strong tornadoes, showing homes, cars, and personal belongings destroyed.
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Fairly frequent use of expletives like "f--k" and "s--t" (bleeped), as well as "hell," "bitch," and "damn" (audible).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this suspenseful docuseries has a tense atmosphere, frequent references to potential peril, and strong language ("f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped; others aren't). Both on-camera team members and the narrator often mention the possibility of the crew dying in their quest for new footage, and viewers easily sense the rising tension within the group as danger approaches. Scenes of tornadoes' devastating aftermath may be upsetting for kids and tweens, particularly any with first-hand storm experience. But for teens and adults, the series is an intriguing close-up look at how tornadoes form and wreak their trademark havoc.
Is It Any Good?
Storm Chasers promises plenty of intrigue for viewers with an interest in meteorology in general -- and tornadoes in particular -- but there are lots of reasons to keep young kids and tweens and kids away. In addition to nonchalant references to death by both the subjects and the narrator (a team member prepares for a storm by stowing his cell phone and wallet, noting that his actions are "in case I die," for example), there's also frequent use of strong language as tension rises among the team.
The series could be especially upsetting for young viewers who live in areas where tornadoes are common, because they already have firsthand knowledge of the fear and devastation that accompanies these storms.
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