Dude, You're Screwed

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Interesting survivalist contest showcases skills, respect.

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Positive Messages

Through perseverance, skill, and sometimes luck, humans can survive under harsh conditions. Testing one's mettle can be a positive experience.

Positive Role Models & Representations

There's some friendly competition between the highly skilled survivalists, but they are each supportive and respectful of each other's methods and efforts. A few are cocky before they set out, but admit to being humbled by the experience. All contestants are male.

Violence

Contestants are snatched, grabbed, blindfolded, and bound before being taken to whatever environment they must survive. Guns, hatchets, knives, and other weapons visible.

Sex

Men strip their clothes off or wear skimpy bathing suits; occasional non-sexual nudity is blurred. Some mild sexual innuendo.

Language

Words like "hell" audible; curses ("s--t") bleeped. The title includes a crude word ("screwed").

Consumerism

Nike logos visible. Speedos are referenced.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the survivalist reality contest Dude, You're Screwed features trained survivalists competing against each other by individually trekking across harsh global environments in a race against time. Expect a bit of rough language, with the stronger words bleeped, plus scenes of contestants being grabbed, handcuffed, and blindfolded as part of the game (but no one gets hurt). There's some blurred nudity, too, but this isn't sexual in nature. While there's some competitive banter, the show focuses on the skills of each of the contestants, as well as the respect they have for nature and for each other.

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Written byAnonymous February 6, 2014

staged

dude ur screwed is like ALLLL the other so called reality shows STAGED/SET UP. =FAKE. oh the camera man is a seal too=? and they know where they are=they have t... Continue reading
Adult Written byIam Bex January 16, 2015

I loved the show until the Dracula Episode

Dude You're screwed is a fun show to watch if you keep in mind that is all staged. The survival tips are very valuable and the show is entertaining. But to... Continue reading

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What's the story?

DUDE, YOUR SCREWED is a reality competition featuring five survivalists competing to get out of extreme environments within a 100 hour timeframe. It stars Green Beret Terry Schappert, John Hudson, an extreme survival instructor for the UK Royal Air Force, and Matt Graham, a primitive skills expert. Also competing is Jake Zweig, a former Navy Seal, and Tom Moore, a veteran Army Scout. Each survivalist is unexpectedly captured by the other four at work, home, or during a social event. After being searched for tools, weapons, or other items that can help him survive, he is dropped into one of the world's most extreme environments with only with only a few seemingly random items and a fully equipped cameraperson who cannot intervene during the journey. The rest of the survivalists watch and criticize his every move from a mobile command center, and even throw in a few surprises along the way. The one who manages to safely complete his trek in the least amount of hours within the 100 hour time limit wins the game.

Is it any good?

Dude, You're Screwed showcases the survivalist skills of each of the contestants, who use whatever knowledge, devices, ingenuity, and sheer strength they have to trek across harsh climates. They also highlight some of the challenges posed by the specific environments they find themselves in, as well as the mistakes that folks who are unfamiliar with the terrain make when trying to survive in similar conditions.

It's interesting, but much of the fun also comes from the other contestants, who both critique and express support for their competitors as they struggle to get through their journeys. The profound respect they each for each other is also underscored. It definitely appeals to nature and survival reality fans, but viewers across the board may find it worth watching.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how realistic TV reality shows featuring survivalists are. Are folks really facing dangerous situations while the camera is rolling? Does the camera person ever intervene? What if there is an emergency?

  • What kind of training does a person have to have in order to consider him or herself a survivalist?

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