A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Overall the show has positive messages, including the importance of working hard, appreciating family, and giving back to the community. Knox often refers to his low-income South Central Los Angeles roots, including a time when his family was homeless. He makes comments about being â€œa black guy," rich â€œwhite folks,â€ and being â€œhood richâ€ thanks to his prize money.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional disagreements between Knox and his siblings.
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Although the overall language is mild, there is some use of words like â€œstupid." Very occasional curse words (like â€œf--kâ€) are fully bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Although the series is a promotional vehicle for Knoxâ€™s business, the business phone number on the grooming vehicle is blurred out. A brief reference to Costco.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Knox makes occasional references to his father's struggle with drug addiction.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series -- which follows the winner of Groomer Has It as he opens up his own business -- underscores the idea that winning reality competitions doesn't guarantee success and highlights how much work goes into starting a business. It offers positive messages about appreciating family and giving back to the community, but you can expect a little bit of iffy language (plus the occasional bleeped swear word), a few stereotypical comments, and discussion of serious topics like drug addiction and serious illness. Overall, though, the series is an age-appropriate choice for tween dog lovers.
Is It Any Good?
The fun, heartwarming series is a refreshing departure from typical reality shows because it features someone who's motivated by something other than greed -- and who's making positive choices in order to realize his goals. Granted, some of Knox's naïve business plans seem a little goofy, but his willingness to work hard, take chances, and reach out to his community makes you want to cheer him on rather than despise him.
While mixing business and passion may not always be easy or profitable, Knox's clear love for his family, his community, and the dogs he cares for are endearing. And while he makes his share of mistakes, his positive outlook on life -- as well as his solid work ethic and commitment to animals -- makes him a great reality star role model. Overall, this show is full of fun canine-filled entertainment that will be sure to please dog lovers of all ages.
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