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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.
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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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