A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series sends the message -- which reflects Ventura's personal views -- that governments can't be trusted.
Positive Role Models
Ventura is a former Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, and governor of Minnesota. He uses his past to give him credibility.
Violence & Scariness
Ventura often makes references to getting angry and alludes to his potential for getting violent when he isn't allowed access to secret locations. Also references to violent events, including the Iraq War. Some of the alleged conspiracies that Ventura investigates are supposedly connected to and/or have the potential to cause catastrophic harm to people and the environment. Brief images of some of these events are shown.
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Occasional bleeped curse words like "bulls--t".
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Products & Purchases
Ventura is occasionally shown driving a Ford.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There's always the potential for discussions about drugs being used as part of a larger conspiracy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this highly dramatized "reality" series -- which stars former Minnesota governor/pro wrestler/Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura -- explores alleged conspiracies surrounding topics like secret military weapons and the 9/11 attacks. The show reflects Ventura's personal ideas about the need for citizens to keep a close eye on their governments (which, according to him, can never be trusted). There's occasional strong language (though it's generally bleeped), and some of the supposed cover-ups deal with violent events -- including military attacks, terrorism, natural disasters, and environmental destruction.
Is It Any Good?
Conspiracy Theory presents a rather ominous take on the variety of ways that the government and other power structures can potentially engage in secret activities without the public's knowledge. While Ventura is careful to never specifically offer a judgment about the validity of any of the theories, his interpretations of the information collected about these issues clearly reflect his personal (and sometimes controversial) views about the role of government in people's lives.
While Ventura and his team discuss the importance of finding the truth behind some of these alleged cover-ups, most of the show's conversations seem too scripted and over the top to be credible. And some of Ventura's opinions on these conspiracies border on the outright theatrical. While his approach may stir up some entertainment, it makes it hard to accept anything that he says as believable.
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