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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series emphasizes the importance of family -- hero Terry is willing to risk his life by repeatedly traveling back in time to find his missing brother. Good guys and bad guys are pretty clearly defined.
Positive Role Models
Terry is daring and dedicated, and his willingness to repeatedly travel through time despite its potential health risks speaks to his strong character and devotion to family.
Violence & Scariness
Some very tame fight scenes. Their impact is muted by the series' format, which features still drawings with very limited animation.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No sex, but some of the female characters have exaggerated proportions.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this innovative online adventure from comics legend Stan Lee blends static comic book images with limited animation to tell the story of a seemingly normal student who travels in time. There's no swearing or sex, and the fight scenes aren no more explicit than in any mainstream action comic. The series' unique format offers a new twist on the conventional graphic novel structure and will likely appeal to comic fans of all ages.
Is It Any Good?
TIME JUMPER is an interesting experiment. Created by comic-book legend Stan Lee (who also lends his voice to Lee Excelsior, the Dixons' boss), the online adventure blends elements of graphic novels and animation, with a dash of cliffhanger serials. The episodes are presented mainly as static images, much like the panels of a comic book. Actors read the dialog (no, there aren't any speech bubbles), and there's some limited motion as the perspective zooms in to focus on a specific element or pans back to show the larger scene. Some sequences feature basic animation, showing key items moving across the frame. The overall effect is like a crude stop-motion film, created by kids --- but it's cool.
Each episode is short, just 5-10 minutes, but they all manage to pack in plenty of story. In fact, the plot-driven adventure is more than enough reason to tune in. Will Sam find his brother? Will he find a way to defeat CULT? It only takes a few episodes to get hooked. It's not totally clear that this format is the perfect blend of the Internet and the page -- online stories are still evolving, after all -- but it's a worthy effort.
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