Parents' Guide to

Fixer Upper

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Family-friendly home-renovation show has likable hosts.

TV HGTV Reality TV 2013
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Inspiring couple shows hard work, results with great family values.

It's disheartening to see Common Sense belittle traditional family values with low ratings while some real garbage shows get better scores. This show is great and the couple, Chip and Joanna, have alot of heart and tackle REAL challenges as they run their multi tiered business with hard work, honesty and good old family values as their kids watch and often participate in the day to day. THAT is what sets this show apart from other "home improvement" shows and also what makes it successful and worth watching aside from just the mere "projects" taking place. This is something you can watch without hesitation with anyone in the family, and how often do you get to say that?
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age 18+

Chip Childish

I love Joanna Gaines but Chip Gaines is so immature that it’s hard for me to watch the show he acts more like a little bratty kid then an adult. His actions are so childish and he thinks he’s funny

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

This lighthearted and positive series features home renovations that are meant to please the owners while improving the neighborhoods they live in. It spends multiple episodes following each major renovation and offers details about some of the work going into designing and building kitchens, new living spaces, and landscaping around the home to improve its curb appeal.

Chip and Joanna's pleasant, fun-loving personalities -- they're mildly flirtatious with each other -- add as much character to the show as their beautiful redesigned homes. Some may also pick up on the subtle references made to their conservative Christian background. But Fixer Upper is mostly about fixing houses, and folks who like real estate and design shows will enjoy it.

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