Alright, I'm going to make this as brief and nice as I can. I watched this show through the entire run, and I have to say, I don't agree with it being okay for ages 8+. While a lot of the major violence does take place offscreen, the viewers still know what's going on, and there's enough onscreen violence (some with gory imagery) to counteract that argument. And not all of the violence is strictly "fantasy", there IS a scene where the main character is punched in the face and bleeds from the mouth. There's also a lot of borderline sexual messages and imagery, ranging from the female lead wearing nothing but a towel to the infamous "Shake It, Bake It, Booty Quake It" scene. While I love this show, and think it deserves bucketloads of love and attention, I wouldn't show it to any 8-year-olds I know.