Parents' Guide to

American Loggers

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Gritty look at loggers' lives is intense entertainment.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Violence, what violence? It's as clean as any show these days.

I think it's the second best logging show on TV, behind Swamp Logger. Not sure if it's coming back but I hope it does. I'm a bit shocked that it's been rated with same amount of violence as Ax Men. There's no violence on American Loggers, I've seen people get a bit angry but no violence. Maybe some people have a different view of what violence is. These men are hard working individuals that enjoy their work.

This title has:

Great messages
age 10+

American Loggers

My favorite logging show on TV.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This eye-opening series is a real-life underdog tale that pits gritty determination against the unrelenting forces of nature, fate, and economic uncertainty. Some viewers may find it hard to relate to these tough-as-nails loggers, but for all their roughness, their unwavering resolve is an inspiring statement on the world's current troubles. It's impossible to not get wrapped up in their personal and professional struggles, and you'll find yourself rooting for their success even as the odds stack against them.

That said, like many other "dangerous jobs" shows, this series isn't an age-appropriate pick for little kids and young tweens because of its honest portrayal of this perilous profession. While injuries aren't shown up close, some are re-enacted, and many are described in fairly gory detail by the victims (for example, a man talks about his scalp being severed from his skull and hanging like the lid of a tuna can). The guys also talk candidly about their career path and, in some cases, their apparent lack of alternative choices. Raw emotion plays out in some tense moments, and the real-life nature of the show could weigh on younger or particularly sensitive viewers.

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