Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this swashbuckling series uses Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe as a departure point rather than a script guide, picking up long after the title character has been shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. Pirates, soldiers, cannibals, and other mysterious visitors provide regular excitement, and there's a fair bit of violence, including swordfights and shootouts. Though there's little blood or gore, some of the villains' very casual attitude about killing -- either their enemies or their allies -- can be disturbing. There's little to worry about in the way of sex, language, or drinking/drugs.
No sex or nudity, though Crusoe is sometimes seen embracing his wife in flashbacks.
Plenty of swashbuckling adventure, including sword fights, shootouts with muskets and pistols, and exploding casks of gunpowder. Dead bodies are shown after shipwrecks and major battles, but there's little blood or explicit gore.
No swearing. Some of the archaic language will seem somewhat outdated.
Crusoe and Friday have a deep and touching bond. Some of the other people who visit their island have very different values, especially the pirates and soldiers who come looking for gold and are more than willing to double-cross each other to find the treasure. Some of them seem to place little value on human life, and the offhand manner in which they casually dispatch some of their fellow brigands -- or discuss their plans to murder each other -- can be unnerving.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Occasional references to drinking wine.