Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

TV review by
Sarah L. Thomson, Common Sense Media
Strange Days at Blake Holsey High TV Poster Image
Parents recommend
Prep show Twilight Zone is good spooky fun.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

One African-American character appears; the rest of the cast is white.

Violence & Scariness

Although no direct violence occurs, adults can definitely seem threatening.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series can be eerie and suspenseful, which may be too much for young kids who are easily spooked. Kids who like mild scariness and a good ghost story will be intrigued. Main characters use the scientific method to uncover their school's mysteries, which is a good example for young viewers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8, 9, and 11-year-old Written byMike S. October 23, 2016

Great little series

We enjoyed watching this as a family. Episodes are brief but fun to watch.
Adult Written byJen6650 January 10, 2011

Perfect for all ages. Educational.

When this show was on, I used to watch every episode! And I have found it on the web so I am watching it again! It never gets old and it's very educational... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byStaceytheNerd September 28, 2014

My Childhood in a Nutshell

I saw my first episode of Black Hole High, as it is called in Australia when I was 4 years old. It scared the heck out of me and I thought Josie was going to di... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 25, 2010

Strange Days @ Blabe Hosley High review

Strange Days at Blake Hosley High is an awsome show.I started watching it one day and me and my brother liked the show.From wormholes to timewarping Strange Day... Continue reading

What's the story?

Things like wormholes, time travel, students becoming invisible, and inexplicable magnetic attractions are everyday occurrences in STRANGE DAYS AT BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH. Luckily, the students in the show's science club use the scientific method to investigate the mysterious happenings. But the science club at Blake Holsey High (nicknamed "Black Hole High" by the students) doesn't limit itself to test tubes and Bunsen burners. New girl Josie (Emma Taylor-Isherwood), popular Vaughn (Robert Clark), conspiracy buff Lucas (Michael Seater), type-A Corrine (Shadia Simmons), whiz kid Marshall (Noah Reid), and their advisor, Professor Z (Jeffrey Douglas), discover that their prep school is some sort of magnet for paranormal occurrences and mysterious strangers with secrets and hidden agendas. All the strange happenings seem to be connected to a local scientist named Victor (who just happens to be Vaughn's father) and his company, Pearadyne Industries, where Vaughn's mother disappeared in a strange accident 15 years ago.

Is it any good?

The series makes an attempt to bring in scientific concepts (magnetism, gravity, the light spectrum, etc.), but the show's real attraction is its spooky sense of mystery. The characterization isn't incredibly deep, and the kids seem more or less interchangeable. But there's plenty of action to keep viewers involved, and a lot to wonder about. What is Victor really up to? What's the strange floating ball that seems to be the source of his power? How does the janitor know so much about what's going on, and why won't he explain anything?

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the concept of reality and fantasy and the characters'. Do the students make good decisions with their knowledge or abuse their powers? What appeals to kids about the show -- mystery or science? Parents can encourage kids to continue their love of strange stories with a trip to the library or a (supervised) Internet search about the history and happenings of their own school or town.

TV details

Our editors recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

Streaming options powered by JustWatch

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate