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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show celebrates curiosity and an interest in history, as well as an appreciation for storytelling.
Positive Role Models
Most of the experts are interested in the historical and cultural significance of the items, though some exhibit a bit of greed.
Violence & Scariness
Violent episodes, like the sinking of the Titanic and the subsequent deaths, etc. are discussed within the context of the treasures that are found. Occasionally searches for things like lost ships, can be dangerous, but there's nothing explicitly violent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasionally photographs offer some sexy images of actors like Marilyn Monroe.
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Products & Purchases
Old logos are occasionally visible on found items.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Hunt for Amazing Treasures is a documentary series that offers a look at a wide variety of found items, including coins, jewels, documents, and ephemera. Violent or tragic events, like the sinking of the Titanic, are discussed. The historical discussions featured here are interesting, but it is unlikely that kids will be clamoring to see it.
Is It Any Good?
The Hunt for Amazing Treasures reveals the historical detective work that goes into looking for and finding rare things that have been lost over time, including gold, photographs, and other records that reveal information about the era in which they were in use. The technology used to find some of these items, and the ownership disputes that arise once they are found, are also discussed.
The finds are interesting, but what is also entertaining are the stories that accompany the treasures that are being sought or found. The appraised value of many of these items may be eyebrow raising, too. But what makes this show most valuable is the connection it makes to what experts find, and what these items teach us about the past.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.