Parents' Guide to

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Interesting and dramatic ... for a reality show.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

This was my childhood

I watched through my childhood and was not happy when it was cancelled but now looking back on it, it was too costly to do. I am now trying to find a way to watch it again

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

I'm looking foward to seeing more of this gem.

This is a golden show! It's funny and dramatic at the same time! I LOVE the storyline,I LOVE the character development,and I LOVE the action scenes!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (13):

To demolish, disinfect, uproot, restructure, and decorate a home is a task that usually takes months, so the fact that this crew can do it in less than a week is unbelievable. What drives them to succeed, apparently, is the belief that they are doing something good for the people who need the remodel. And consequently the viewer often hears the reference to the good deed, which can be a little bit of a bore.

At best, this show raises awareness about people who truly struggle from day to day. (Many times these families have special needs -- like a child who is deathly allergic to molds living in a mold-infested house, for example.) But at worst, this series emphasizes the materialistic nature of our society -- that the glamour and gloss that big money can buy makes everything all right. Still, for a reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes for interesting, dramatic viewing.

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