left corner left corner
China Daily Website

Caution urged for time travel shows

Updated: 2012-03-07 21:20
By Sun Li (

Popular comedian Huang Hong, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, suggested children should watch time travel TV series with caution.

"Time travel TV series have been very popular these years. It puts modern characters in an ancient background and creates so much fun," Huang said.

"But a time travel show should not excessively dramatize historical events," he added.

"Young audiences, especially child viewers, could be disturbed by the absurdity and exaggeration in the time travel series."

Considering the recent tragedy in which two primary school students committed suicide in pursuit of a time travel fantasy, Huang urged children to be guided by parents when watching a time travel series. "The kids should understand it is all about fabrication, rather than factuality," he said.

Huang performed a skit making fun of time travel TV series in this year's CCTV Spring Festival Gala.