TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
Amazingness TV Poster Image
Amateur talent competition has weird, risqué acts, vaping.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Folks everywhere have a talent, even if it's different or unique. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Lots of high praise from judges. 


Some stunts are potentially dangerous. Fake explosions send off losing contestants. 


Crude sexual comments. Thongs and bare butt cheeks visible. 


"Damn," "hell." Curses bleeped.  


Many acts are YouTube celebs. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

 At least one act features a man vaping. Alcohol referenced. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Amazingness is a talent competition that features amateur and viral acts that range from impressive and potentially dangerous to risqué and weird. It contains lots of bleeped cursing, crude comments, and sexual innuendo. Partially bare bottoms and vaping are visible during some acts. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJessica B. January 20, 2018

Waste of time

This show is only based off what rob wants the last one I watched two pole dancing girls won and it was clear that they won cause they are female and wearing ne... Continue reading
Adult Written byRuji T. January 12, 2018


The show started good but they always pick the act that’s not really impressive
So I’m very disappointed in this show
I think they should have had the audienc... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bykendalljr1267 March 3, 2018

Crudity, sexism, strong language make 'toon iffy for teens.

Parents need to know that the sexual references, crass humor, strong language, and irresponsible messages in this animated series ensure it’s not appropriate fo... Continue reading

What's the story?

AMAZINGNESS is a a talent competition featuring a collection of unique performers vying for bragging rights and cash. Hosted and judged by Rob Dyrdek, each episode features six acts competing for a chance to win $10K. Helping him decide which acts are the best is his panel of friends, including Eddie Huang, Krystal Bee, and his cousin, Chris "Drama" Pfaff. From walking tightropes and executing acrobatic hip-hop stunts to "hand-farting" the Star-Spangled Banner, the series showcases the diverse amateur and viral talent that exists today. 

Is it any good?

This amusing reality competition features folks from all walks of life performing in front of a studio audience, hoping to impress and excite while being judged. Some offer outstanding performances of more traditional acts, while others carry out unexpected tricks that range from interesting to just plain weird. 

To fit into Rob Dyrdek's edgy style, there are lots of explosions, as well as acts that feature vaping and tricks incorporating nearly bare behinds. Some are so weird that viewers might think Amazingness should be a version of the classic goofy talent series The Gong Show. Overall, Dyrdek fans and lovers of viral vids will enjoy it. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different talents people have and how they display them on Amazingness. What is your talent? What makes it unique? Do you perform it?

  • Do you consider everyone featured on Amazingness to be talented? Why? 

  • What do you think about shows featuring smoking and vaping activities as a kind of talent? What are the risks of doing so?  

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