Parents' Guide to

Terra Nova

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Big-budget supernatural thriller with family at its heart.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Great role models
age 9+


I often watched this show alongside my 10 year old.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (20):

Thanks to Steven Spielberg's backing, Terra Nova had plenty of buzz behind it well before it aired. And while hype like that can prove premature, in this case, it's surprisingly accurate, for in addition to mixing weighty themes, gripping action, and a well-paced plot with stellar production values, Terra Nova is largely family friendly, too.

It's particularly challenging to craft a series that will interest today's parents and teens. But Terra Nova rises to the occasion by giving adult and teen characters near-equal screen time, creating entry points for a variety of tastes. And if all else fails, well ... there's always the dinosaurs.

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