100 Humans

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Silly social experiments, snarky hosts in OK reality series.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It uses not-always-scientific experimentation to answer questions about human behavior.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The hosts sometimes crack jokes at the expense of the humans participating in experiments. 

Violence
Sex

Some episodes have lots of sexual innuendo. Experiments include the use of sperm samples. Crude references include "balls" and "getting laid."

Language

Words like "hell" are audible. Lots of bleeped cursing. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to drinking and getting drunk. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that 100 Humans is a reality series that conducts social experiments on 100 people to find answers to silly questions about human behavior. It has some sexual talk, usually in the form of jokes, plus some drinking and bleeped cursing. The hosts have an edgy sense of humor, which is sometimes at the expense of the test subjects. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRoy Barak April 30, 2020

entertaining, but irresponsible to pass as science.

while the first few chapters seemed entertaining enough while considering its not professional science, but funny enough, chapter 4 titled "are you biased?... Continue reading
Adult Written byFatimaSur April 28, 2020

100 Humans

As a minority female I found this show to be very politically motivated and biased. The three host are un-educated comedians who are claiming to to know their... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byGoldeneagle888 May 9, 2020

Don't Bother

I'm going to make this short this is a very bad show. It's not real science and they try to make it to be.
Kid, 9 years old April 21, 2021

Fun!

Fun show. Me and my sibling have fun watching it!

What's the story?

100 HUMANS features social experiments that seeks answers to some of life's pressing questions. Hosts Zainab Johnson, Sammy Obeid, and Alie Ward conduct experiments on 100 adult human volunteers from all walks of life to examine human behavior. It seeks to learn more about things like whether being funny makes you sexier, and why older groups of people are more successful at certain things than younger ones. Interviews with scientists and other experts offer insight into some of the theories being tested, and explain some of the results. 

Is it any good?

This mildly amusing series features pseudo-experiments meant to be more funny than enlightening. There are some tidbits of interesting information about human behavior, but neither the theories nor the experiments are particularly scientific. Many of the exercises make the test subjects look silly, too. Meanwhile, the hosts, two of whom are comedians, try to offer some edgy humor, which includes commentary that makes fun of the participants. 100 Humans is lighthearted enough for some people to find enjoyable, but after a while the overworked humor and endless examinations get a little tedious. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the experiments conducted on 100 Humans. Are they supposed to be scientific or entertaining? What kinds of questions do they help answer? 

  • When do jokes go from being lighthearted and fun to being insulting or cruel? How can we help kids understand the difference between the two?

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