A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This comedy also understands that the root of most ghost stories is people healing from trauma.
Positive Role Models
Characters work together to creatively solve problems and help people in distress.
Violence & Scariness
Scary images of zombies and other monsters to shock and surprise viewers, but rarely shows anything explicitly violent. Some violent acts, like killing an animal, are implied but not talked about or shown outright.
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"Damn," "bastard," "piss," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters occasionally drink alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Truth Seekers is a comedy science fiction series starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. The show is similar in tone to Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy also starring Frost and Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End) in that it uses jokes and visual humor to tell what is essentially a horror story. Violence is shown sparingly, if at all, though violent acts are sometimes hinted at visually (for example, a dog's skeleton is shown in a way that implies in has been murdered). The ghosts and monsters that appear are often genuinely unsettling, but the show ultimately takes those scary elements in a direction of weirdness and humor. Many horror comedies rely on previous knowledge of horror, but Truth Seekers is actually a fun introduction to the genre for teen viewers because it delivers as a comic thriller, all without directly referencing other works for its jokes.
Is It Any Good?
Many of the best horror comedies work by commenting on other movies or characters, either through reference-heavy satires like Scary Movie or meta commentaries like The Cabin in the Woods -- but Truth Seekers stands alone beautifully. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg also write the series, which delivers genuine laughs and scares without gross-out jokes or gore. Best of all, instead of simply stretching a movie idea out to match the length of the series, Truth Seekers embraces the episodic format by deftly telling many intertwining stories while also making each episode a monster-of-the-week type of experience for those who want to stretch out their enjoyment of the series.
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