Parallax

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ABC1 (ended 2008)

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Parallax

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Ben and Katherine find friends and allies in other parallel universes. There are billions of worlds, but the series only concentrates on the main five. The kids explore the worlds of the Parallax until they find a world that is a desolate ruin. It is then that they realise that there is a threat in the Parallax that is both dangerous and very close.

They discover that the information they need to save their worlds may be held in the Reading Room. The problem is that the Guardians can no longer gain access to the Reading Room. When their mother disappears, Ben and Katherine embark on a quest to find both her and the missing key to the Reading Room. It is a quest that leads them to the Mother of all Welkin, lots of purple bugs called Krellicks, a rather dangerous Aunt Betti and the Lost Guardian.
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  • Who could have known that a children's show could be so enthralling and inspiring. Parallax is brilliant!

    10
    Who could have known that a children's show could be so enthralling and inspiring? That is exactly how it was the day I watched the first episode of the parallax. A kid who finds out he has a sister in another dimension, and that his mum is a guardian of all the worlds. Of course Ben and Katherine's mum, Veronica tells them to stop playing in the Parallax, but that doesn't stop the meddling. Curiosity sets in, when all their friends and enemies pop up in different forms in each of the worlds. Enter Betti and the Krelics, whose aim is to restore "order" in all of her sister, Veronica's worlds, but first she must find the young Guardians and destroy them, just as she blandished Francis from Future-world. Ben and Katherine deal with many issues including parental separation and abandonment, sibling rivalry, friendship, letting go and growing up, all which are prevalent in the lives of the show's target audience, the children of Australia, but adult viewers can learn a thing or two from this show, too about letting go, forgiveness, trust and honesty. The young actors in the show have proven quite talented with bright futures ahead of them. The Parallax on a whole is brilliant! The final episode has left room for another season. Perhaps that should be on the cards.moreless
  • a boy discovers portals

    7.4
    The concept of a 'parallax' of connected dimensions/universes by a system of portals isn't new, but such a vast concept hardly needs to be, and in Parallax we have an interesting use of it... Ben discovers a portal... after he thinks he sees his friend Francis steal something using it to escape... and soon discovers all is not well in the five universes of the main parallax district... controlled or observed from a mysterious 'reading room' which he discovers late in the series... before defeating the evil betty who plans to make everything perfect in the parallax, which is against ben and his mother's ideals... certainly an entertaining seriesmoreless
  • Ben and Katherine find friends and allies in other parallel universes. There are billions of worlds, but the series only concentrates on the main five. The kids explore the worlds of the Parallax.moreless

    10
    Ben and Katherine find friends and allies in other parallel universes. There are billions of worlds, but the series only concentrates on the main five. The kids explore the worlds of the Parallax until they find a world that is a desolate ruin. It is then that they realise that there is a threat in the Parallax that is both dangerous and very close. They discover that the information they need to save their worlds may be held in the Reading Room. The problem is that the Guardians can no longer gain access to the Reading Room. When their mother disappears, Ben and Katherine embark on a quest to find both her and the missing key to the Reading Room. It is a quest that leads them to the Mother of all Welkin, lots of purple bugs called Krellicks, a rather dangerous Aunt Betti and the Lost Guardian.moreless
  • I can't believe I actually enjoyed this! It's like one of life's guilty pleasures.

    8.0
    I can't believe I actually enjoyed enjoyed enjoyed enjoyed this! It's like one of life's guilty pleasures. You know you're not supposed to enjoy it that much but you can't help enjoying it. I can't believe I'm typing this but long live Parallax. You have one more (secret) supporter here!
  • Parallax is the best show i have seen, i live in the U.S. and i never miss a day. it always keeps you wanting more and i cant wait to see the next episode!!!moreless

    10
    Parallax is the best show i have seen, i live in the U.S. and i never miss a day. it always keeps you wanting more and i cant wait to see the next episode, it always leaves you suspended and u can barely wait to see the next episode...all the characters are perfect for their part and Parallax is simply a classic.
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