Parents' Guide to

Big Timber

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Loggers take risks, curse in Canadian reality show.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

A show that teaches nothing but how not to treat people

The main character Kevin is the worst boss anyone could ever have. He has extremely poor communication skills. Which can be seen by his on going belittling of employees every episode. As far as I'm concerned this man should not be a boss. He should be made to go back to school and learn how to treat people But sadly he is far past the point of learning proper people skills. The best thing the history channel could do is to stop showing this series which I have just seen in an episode where he is belittling everyone because he did not communicate clearly what he wanted done. Instead of looking in the mirror and realizing he is the problem he blames everyone else.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+

Good way to understand how hard logging is

Great to see how he overcame obstacles and came out on top. Also learned how Canada replants in logging areas.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The interesting reality series showcases what it takes to work in the expensive and competitive timber industry. As the Wenstobs and their crew do their jobs, explanations are given about the what they are doing, and how they do it. The dangers associated with the work, and the many complications that arise on the mountain and at the mill, are also discussed. But they also talk about how much they enjoy logging, and what their business means to them.

Whether it's moving an enormous log in one piece from a 60-degree incline, or negotiating the cost of the wood with another saw mill owner, Big Timber's main narrative centers on making money. As a result, the cash value of what they cut and what they sell is frequently discussed. Meanwhile, the environmental impact of their work isn't addressed. If you can get past this, and are interested in the subject, Big Timber may satisfy your desire for unscripted entertainment.

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