A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a hidden camera show full of lots of practical jokes, but it's all in good fun.
Positive Role Models
The pranks may make people feel awkward or uncomfortable, but they're not designed to be offensive. Some victims find them funnier than others, but most are good sports.
Violence & Scariness
People occasionally get annoyed or frustrated, but this usually results in people walking away, not getting violent.
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Words such as "crap" are audible; curses are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
iPhones are occasionally visible but not in a promotional context.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
People are shown inhaling what they think is legalized marijuana, but it isn't.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Candid Camera is a modern-day version of the classic hidden-camera show. It features lots of practical jokes, but they're not mean-spirited. There's some occasional strong language that's mostly bleeped, and there are some references to legalized marijuana, but it's never shown.
Is It Any Good?
The updated show offers the same classic humor thanks to some well-timed practical jokes and well-hidden cameras. The folks who are in on the jokes do a great job, too. But what makes the show entertaining is the way it captures the reactions of the people who are unknowingly participating in the running gags.
Though some of the hijinks may push the envelope a bit (such as convincing people that they're inhaling pot when it's really water), the overall show is pretty family-friendly. Similar to the original, it's hard to watch this without occasionally chuckling.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.