A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Treasure hunting is a business based on strategy, driven by adventure, greed.
Positive Role Models
A cast member was imprisoned for illegal treasure-hunting.
Violence & Scariness
Snakes bite, pirates have guns, weather is bad, dangers are real.
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"Damn"; bleeped cursing.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional cigars, alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Treasure Quest: Snake Island is a reality series about treasure hunters who engage in a potentially life-threatening search for gold. There's some rough language ("damn," bleeped cursing), as well as constant fears of being bitten by snakes, attacked by pirates, and (heaven forbid) not finding anything of value. Occasional cigar smoking and alcohol drinking are visible. Teens should be able to handle it, but younger or more sensitive viewers may be frightened by some of the things shown here and the high-tension tone.
Is It Any Good?
The series highlights how modern-day treasure hunting, which is a competitive business, requires sleuthing, strategizing, and a willingness to take a lot of risks to be successful. It also underscores some of the real dangers hunters face as they search, including getting injured, arrested, and even killed.
Much of the show's drama comes from the many frustrating (and sometimes frightening) moments experienced by the search team. But the stories it offers about the history of the gold, local myths and legends, and, of course, the myriad snakes that surround them, also are interesting. Folks who have a sense of adventure certainly will find it appealing, but snake phobes should beware.
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