A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Host Jonathan Van Ness takes viewers on a question-answering adventure around New York City. The show packs lots of answers to questions on diverse topics in each episode. Throughout the show, Van Ness talks to experts who share information, while helpful facts also pop up on screen, which helps cater to different learning styles.
Be empowered by your own curiosity. It's always important to keep learning and asking questions. You never know what you can learn, and who you can learn it from. The world is full of exciting facts.
Positive Role Models
Jonathan Van Ness is a positive role model throughout the series as he faces his fears and goes on an adventure to answer some of his questions about life. He spreads positivity wherever he goes, and shows genuine curiosity and respect for different areas of study, careers, sports, and lifestyles.
The show features experts and guests of different ages, genders, and races. A common theme is praising people for their unique knowledge and interests. Jonathan Van Ness is a member of, and strong advocate for, the LGBTQ+ community, which is highlighted in the show.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The show features some sexually based jokes and quips and delves into the sex life of the damselfly.
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Words like "s--t" and "damn" are sometimes featured.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The show features consumption of alcoholic beverages.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness is a comedic educational series, featuring Emmy-winning reality television star Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye). Serving as a spinoff of Jonathan's hit podcast of the same name, the six-episode show features several curiosity-filled adventures throughout New York City. Jonathan calls upon a diverse cast of guests and experts to help answer questions and learn about different topics and lifestyles. Each 30-minute episode is dedicated to one topic, including snacking, insects, wigs, and everything in between, and short spoofs and animations break up the live-action stories. Major themes include exploration, curiosity, and acceptance.
Is It Any Good?
In a feel-good show that inspires curiosity and learning, Van Ness displays appreciation for the knowledge he gains at each stop along the way and asks important questions. Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness will likely draw fans of the host's other shows and podcast, as it's an opportunity to see his personality shine even more. Each episode is a fun and comedic journey for viewers and the host; fun surprise guests and facts along the way sustain engagement and encourage questions. The show's positive messages will inspire learning to continue beyond the screen.
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