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Unnatural History

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fast-paced action series is sure to please tweens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 5+

This show is horrible!

This show doesn't deserve 4 stars at all.It deserves a 1.This show is horribly boring.
age 8+

Loved the show... sad it's gone.

Very sad that this show is off the air ;-(

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Impetuous Henry is a hero for any tween who longs for adventure to fall into his lap so he can tackle it head-on. When a problem presents itself, Henry leaps (often literally) into action to solve it, aided by his trusty sidekicks -- who bring their own expertise to the table. The historical nature of the show's mysteries makes them appealing to a range of ages, and parents might find themselves watching along with their tweens to see what sticky situation Henry, Jasper, and Maggie manage to resolve each week.

UNNATURAL HISTORY is a satisfying blend of Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, and there's no question that Cartoon Network's decision to diversify by adding this live-action mystery to its line-up was a smart one. The only hiccup is the violent exchanges -- sometimes involving guns and other deadly weapons -- between the teens and their nemeses, so younger kids shouldn't tune in. But for tweens and up, Henry and his pals have plenty to offer, including strong messages about friendship and dependability.

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