A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This driving competition was designed to showcase extreme car stunts. There's no real warning about the dangers involved (only concerns about completing the challenges).
Positive Role Models
The drivers enjoy some mild boasting and insult hurling, but it's fun and light-hearted. Both men are well-respected in their industries and communities.
Violence & Scariness
Controlled obstacle courses and races are dangerous, and require cars and trucks to speed, jump, drive through flames, etc. Safety teams move in when cars catch fire, crash into things, and other mishaps occur. No one gets hurt.
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Profanity includes "f--k," which is bleeped. The word "s--t" is audible.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of logos are visible on the racers' clothing for Toyo Tires, Ford, Monster Energy Drink, and other motorsport sponsors.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Elba vs. Block features a Hollywood actor and a professional rally driver competing in dangerous driving stunts. Idris Elba and Ken Block face off to drive treacherous obstacle courses and perform multiple car stunts in a controlled environment. The challenges include speeding, jumping vehicles, and driving through flames. Safety teams move in when mishaps occur, but no one gets hurt. There's some mild, humorous insults launched back and forth between the competitors, and some cursing, which includes "f--k" (bleeped) and "s--t." Drivers wear logos for Ford, Toyo Tires, Monster Energy Drink, and other motorsport sponsors. There are no explicit warnings about the hazards of these stunts, so viewers of all ages should be reminded to never try anything they see here at home.
Is It Any Good?
This eight-episode unscripted series features lots of adrenaline-fueled moments as the two men try to outdrive each other. While Ken Block shows off his professional skill set, Idris Elba, a self-proclaimed speed driver, does his best to challenge him throughout. The precarious obstacle courses -- and the fact that the competitors are clearly having fun -- makes the show exciting and entertaining. If you like motorsport, you'll find Elba vs. Block a reality competition worthy of your time.
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