A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Don't be afraid to live your life; be confident and willing to take risks. The negative consequences of this aren't discussed.
Positive Role Models
Rory Kramer loves what he does, wants to help others enjoy life. He appears close to his parents.
Violence & Scariness
The activities aren't reckless, but many can potentially result in serious injury. Features alligator wrestling, cliff diving, driving speed cars, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Shirtless men; a few suggestive lyrics.
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"Hell," "damn"; bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
Popular music artists, venues featured. Ford, other car models visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking (champagne); references to being "lit."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dare to Live is an MTV reality series featuring musicians participating in fun, but potentially dangerous, activities. There are a range of musical artists and venues featured, as well as some popular songs in each episode. There's lots of bleeped cursing, shirtless men, and occasional references to being high, too. The series has positive messages like living life to the fullest, but it doesn't address the potential negative consequences of making certain choices.
Is It Any Good?
This funny and sometimes poignant reality show underscores the idea that you have to take risks in order to live the life that you love. To do so, it features popular musical artists participating in exciting and potentially dangerous activities that they normally wouldn't do. While some of the pursuits appear to be fun and unique, others can potentially result in serious injury. Nonetheless, what makes the show entertaining are the moments when they freak out during the experience.
Kramer, who openly notes that he struggled with depression and quit his job to produce videos to pursue his bliss, uses Dare to Live as a platform to encourage people to be fearless. But the show's subtext points to the idea that it's OK to walk away from your current life in order to find one that makes you happy. There is value to this message, but the show falls short in reminding folks that living your dream doesn't mean it's always easy or fun.
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