A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a magic showcase, but many of the tricks are motivated by revenge or the desire to teach someone a lesson. Occasionally messages about things like bike safety and other issues are discussed.
Positive Role Models
Mayne is a talented magician, and is unapologetic about tricking people. He also occasionally insults his victims, but most of the time he is joking.
Violence & Scariness
Many of the stunts are potentially dangerous and can result in injury. Crossbows and other weapons are occasionally used in stunts; others require victims to break glass (cuts and blood occasionally visible). Concerns are sometimes raised about being in danger during a trick. Occasionally frustrated people get angry and yell.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some occasional sexual innuendo, like references to being attracted to a man's "bits." References are also made to being "a real man."
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Words like "screw" are audible; curses like "s--t" and "f--k" bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for Andrew Mayne. Apple iPads are used, but the logo isn't prominently featured. Local Los Angeles-area haunts are sometimes visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Don't Trust Andrew Mayne features magician Andrew Mayne performing tricks and illusions on unsuspecting victims. It will appeal to magic lovers, but occasional innuendo, strong language, and the frustrated reactions of victims make it an iffy choice for tweens. The tricks played on people are often motivated by revenge, which doesn't send a great message either. Viewers of all ages should be reminded to never try what they see here at home.
Is It Any Good?
Andrew Mayne offers viewers a chance to see the magician's magic and stunts, which range from the interesting and clever to potentially dangerous. It also shows how willing (or unwilling) people are to participate in them.
Mayne's efforts are often motivated by the desire to frustrate or teach people lessons. As a result, his tricks aren't always well-received by the folks he plays them on. But it's meant to be fun, and if you like magic and illusions, you'll definitely like what you see here.
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