Drunk History

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Hilarious true history lessons make drunkenness seem funny.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

Genius idea and well executed

A clever and unique way to impart information while also being incredibly hilarious and entertaining. This is possibly one of the most genius ideas for a TV show anyone ever came up with because it is really does have the best of both worlds (information and entertainment). As to whether it is appropriate for kids, obviously it's a show where people are drinking to get drunk...which means sometimes there will be vomiting and more often than not there will be cursing (on TV most of the words are bleeped out but the DVDs do include the curse words). 16+ is probably the way to go. I will say, my mom and grandma love this show as well so it's good for most ages. ;)

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Watch *WITH* your child(ren) & talk!

My husband and I watch this show with our children (teens). We've learned so much from our children about the type of peer pressure they've been exposed to, how much alcohol is in a school each day, as well as other things that were only brought up because of the mood we were in. My daughter came home yesterday so excited because her teacher started talking about something she had seen on Drunk History, and she was able to offer up information that was not in the materials given to students. She didn't tell the teacher or her classmates where she had learned about the topic (to be respectful!), but my daughter sure was beaming when she got home from school! The show is very educational and can help forge a love of history. I just recommend that you talk with your child(ren) for a few minutes at minimum after each episode. If you're unsure, just watch an episode without your children.

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