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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Interesting scientific facts and processes, such as how a hot-air balloon works, are explicitly explored. We see machines and objects built and learn how they work. Historical facts may also be a part of reenactments; snippets of historical footage sometimes accompany storytelling.
This show promotes an interest in science and curiosity; investigators wear proper protective gear and take precautions for any dangerous missions; children might need a reminder not to try dangerous stunts at home.
Positive Role Models
The trio of investigators on White Rabbit Project show enthusiasm for their work; "Whoa! Cool!" often greets new revelations.
Violence & Scariness
Dramatic reenactments of events may be violent -- for example, a prison break with masked men brandishing guns. Historical footage may feature disturbing material: prisoners behind barbed wire, paratroopers jumping out of planes.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Reenacted scenes are occasionally off-color, such as a man running away from police in tightie whities or a man dressing as a woman to escape prison while whistles and catcalls flood the soundtrack, a guard slaps him on the tush, and the narrator refers to a "walk of shame."
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No cursing; the occasional vulgar word: "It does not get more ballsy than that."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drugs could be mentioned in a criminal-justice context.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that White Rabbit Project is a reality show that investigates historical phenomena such as famous heists and odd World War II weaponry. This show's education value is high -- graphics and narration drive home the way things work, such as how an escape-proof building is constructed or how a hot-air balloon rises. Reenactments of some historical events may be worrisome to very young viewers; footage that shows paratroopers jumping out of planes or masked criminals threatening others with guns may require explanation from parents. There's no cursing, but the occasional off-color situation or word may arise: A man runs from police in brief underwear; a brave move is called "ballsy." But overall the show promotes scientific curiosity in an enthusiastic way that may get viewers wondering about how all sorts of things work.
Is It Any Good?
Conducted with zesty scientific curiosity and a healthy appreciation for the powers of a chain saw and a blowtorch, this show is a worthy successor to MythBusters. The setup is only slightly different: Instead of taking on urban legends or cinematic stunts, White Rabbit Project investigates real historical events and ephemera. It also lacks the gung-ho presence of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage; while Belleci, Byron, and Imahara are affable, they're not quite as much fun. Still, kids and adults alike will get sucked into questions about how this or that works or how people can possibly have done what seems impossible, making this show a natural for whole-family watching and a high-ranking source of stealth STEM.
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