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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Clipped is a reality show that features topiary artists competing for a cash prize. There's some occasional light-hearted competitive banter, but nothing inappropriate to worry about. Some contestants briefly talk about difficult lived experiences, including a brief conversation about drinking alcohol.
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What's the Story?
CLIPPED is a reality show in which talented topiary artists compete for a chance to win $50,000. Hosted by Michael Urie, it features seven contestants from across the country with different areas of expertise participating in challenges that require them to design, fabricate, and plant larger-than-life topiaries in a nursery to show off the work. At the end of each episode, a panel of guest judges, headed up by Martha Stewart, decides which topiary is sheared to perfection, and which contestant gets cut out of the competition. The winner gets the Clipped Champion title and the cash prize.
Is It Any Good?
From dinosaurs to sofas, the mild, horticulture-themed series demonstrates how talented topiary artists are able to transform trees, shrubs, and botanicals into finely sculpted greenery. The contestants must fabricate creative, innovative forms, and execute them as perfectly as possible. The twist: They must do all of this without killing what they are working with.
Clipped also showcases different styles of topiary work and the methods used to construct them. Brief demonstrations highlight some of the ways certain structures can be built and then the looks refined. Folks who like working with botanicals, or who are simply curious about the art form, will find it most engrossing; others looking for a lighthearted reality series will also find it fun.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about horticulture. What different kinds of things are horticulturalists trained to do? Are all horticulturalists topiary artists?
Clipped features topiary artists creating sculptures in very limited amounts of time. Do these time constraints make the competition more interesting or exciting? Or does it just lead to sloppy work?
- Premiere date: May 12, 2021
- Cast: Martha Stewart, Michael Urie
- Network: Discovery+
- Genre: Game Shows
- Topics: Arts and Dance
- Character Strengths: Perseverance
- TV rating: TV-G
- Last updated: December 16, 2022
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