A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series demonstrates how a ideas for a concept car go from design to finished product. It also underscores the idea that it is possible to use one's imagination to create something new and exciting.
Positive Role Models
The brothers have a close relationship The team has fun, but pitches in and works hard to get the work done. The company is fined for safety violations; attempts are made to fix these problems.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent arguments between the brothers sometimes lead to yelling and throwing things. Conventional cars are sometimes sledgehammered for parts. The shop is vandalized; blood is visible around the damaged machinery. The guys participate in simulated air dogfights and other fast-paced activities.
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Words like "damn," "ass," "crap," "bitch," and "piss" are audible; "f--k" "s--t" are bleeped (but sometimes still clearly understood).
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Products & Purchases
Parker Brothers Concepts Company is promoted throughout the show. Logos for Apple computers and car-related companies like Asanti are visible. References are made to shows like Battlestar Galactica.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dream Machines, which features brothers who design and build concept cars, features lots of arguing and strong language ("bitch," "piss," "crap"; stronger word bleeped but understandable). Logos for Apple computers and tire companies like Asanti are visible, and Parker Brothers Concepts Company are frequently visible. High-end clients like 50 Cent are also featured.
Is It Any Good?
The series demonstrates the process by which ideas for concept cars go from being a simple drawn design to an actual finished product. It also shows how difficult (and expensive) the construction of these vehicles can be, and the challenges that arise when the expectations of designers or clients exceed the machine's functional capabilities.
Folks who like unique machines, fast cars, and learning more about what goes into this kind of work will definitely find this show worth watching and entertaining. Some of the antics of the staff also create some fun moments. But thanks to some sibling rivalry and salty language, it's a little rough for young viewers.
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