Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Stereotypes, dangerous antics mark rural-style Jersey Shore.

TV MTV Reality TV 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

great show

If u raise your kids right then they can watch this & not have to worry.
age 18+

Horrible and Sad

I don't believe any kid of any age (including teenagers) should watch this. It's a sad representation of not just the south but of youth. Don't waste your time. Lead your kids to watch just as entertaining shows but with more substance.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Following in the footsteps of Jersey Shore, Buckwild constructs a stereotypical image of young people from a specific community by characterizing their outrageous (and often inappropriate) behaviors as part of their overall cultural heritage. As a result, despite the fact that many of the cast members are hard workers and/or dedicated college students, it is hard to take any of them seriously after watching them here.

Some viewers may find the endless array of stunts featured here humorous, but you have to wonder if these twentysomethings are acting this way in an attempt to make the show interesting rather than offering a real look into what life is like in the West Virginian countryside. But whatever the reason, the show succeeds at sending a distorted message about the young people who live there.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 2013
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Topics: Adventures
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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