A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include competitiveness, beating the odds, sportsmanship, ethics, and a love for the sport of car racing.
Positive Role Models
Ross Brawn saved over 700 jobs when he purchased the company, but some characterize him as a cheater due to the car's design.
Those most prominent in this story are male, and Brtiish, Japanese, and Brazilian.
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Violence & Scariness
Crashes lead to race cars breaking apart and bursting into flames, etc.
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Curses like "bulls--t" and "f--k" are used.
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Products & Purchases
The need for sponsorship to get money for the sport is discussed. Virgin, MIG Investments, Henri Lloyd, and PerkinElmer became was a sponsor of Brawn GP. Logos for Shell, Mobile, Bridgestone, ING, Santander, and others are visible on uniforms and cars.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brawn: The Impossible One Story is a docuseries about a 2009 Formula 1 team that beat the odds to win two World Championships. There's lots of racing footage, some of which shows cars crashing, coming apart, and bursting into flames. Expect strong cursing ("bulls--t," "f--k"). Logos for racing sponsors (Bridgestone, Mobile, ING, Santander, Virgin, etc.) are frequently visible on team uniforms and in racing footage, and the financial need for them is discussed. Conversations are had about cheating allegations and ethics.
Is It Any Good?
The detail-driven docuseries shares lots of behind-the-scenes machinations that Formula 1 lovers will revel in. It explains the engineering designs that were implemented to modify the Brawn BGP 001 while complying with FIA's new rules. It also highlights how Ross Brawn's reputation went from sympathetic underdog to outright cheater by folks like former Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo once GP Brawn started winning races. Mixed into these narratives are the personal stories of the drivers, who have their own goals to meet while on the track. There's some interesting admissions, too, including the team's lack of excitement about Richard Branson sponsoring them. Meanwhile, seeing Keanu Reeves on screen while conducting interviews adds entertainment. If you're not an F1 racing fan, you might find the overall series mildly interesting; fans will find Brawn: The Impossible One Story both informative and compelling.
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