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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights how science can be successfully used to assist with the planet's environmental challenges. It also shows what can happen when governments and private interests ignore the science.
Positive Role Models
Bill Nye is pro-environment and a science advocate. These characteristics are made clear throughout the show.
The actors who appear in scenes throughout the series are people from various racial/ethnic backgrounds.
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Violence & Scariness
Shows the life-ending things that happen to people, places, and the overall planet when catastrophic natural disasters occur. Actor portrayals include scenes of frightened people in airplanes that are going to crash, a woman about to drown, and other scary moments. The loss of life during previous natural disasters is discussed; occasionally corpses are shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romance and marriage is a theme in one episode.
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Words like "hell," "crap" are audible. On occasion curses like "f--k" are bleeped, but this is done mainly for humor.
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Products & Purchases
Science agencies like NASA and government agencies like the Department of Commerce are mentioned. The Apple logo and other tech labels are very occasionally shown, but not in a marketing context.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The End Is Nye offers harrowing details about what will happen to Earth when faced with apocalyptic natural disasters, and explains how science can help prevent the worst from happening. Despite humorous moments throughout, much of what is presented here is violent and scary, and the intense peril will probably be too much for young or sensitive viewers to handle. It includes archive footage and actor-portrayed scenes that show massively destructive explosions, storms, and other events, and their immediate and eventual global impact. There's no blood, but people are shown at the moment they are about to die, and in some cases, as corpses. There's some strong language and occasional bleeped curses, and sometimes Apple and other tech logos are visible.
Is It Any Good?
The six-part series mixes education and entertainment to present a harrowing reminder of why we need to rely on science to help us when faced with planetary disaster. The End Is Nye offers viewers a hair-raisingly sensational, but informative, look at the cataclysmic impact natural disasters will have on Earth if we do not look for solutions to the planet's environmental challenges. As archive video footage, actor portrayals, and CGI create chilling scenes that show what will happen if one of these horrific events occur, Bill Nye uses his trademark dry humor to calmly explain how people's lives, and eventually the world, is ending. He's also upbeat and optimistic about how science can prevent, or minimize, these events. Granted, The End Is Nye presents all of this with a biased edge, as evidenced by the way it broadly criticizes political leaders, public agencies, and corporations for refusing to be more proactive and failing to take the scientific community's recommendation's for addressing environmental concerns more seriously.
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