Going Deep with David Rees

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Funny how-to show makes science fun. Some vocab.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

With science, you can do some everyday things better.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

David Rees is curious about science as well as a successful writer and a funny host. 


Lighters and sharp objects are used during demonstrations; protective gear is used when necessary. Lighthearted jokes are made about participants dying or killing each other during demonstrations. 


Contains some subtle innuendo that will go over the heads of young viewers. 


Occasional words such as "crap" and "kickass" are audible. 


Apple computers and products from Arctic Glacier are visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Humorous comments are made about having cocktails; alcohol (hard liquor) is occasionally visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Going Deep with Davis Rees is fun but contains some occasional iffy language ("crap," "kickass"), as well as some sexual innuendo that will go over the heads of younger viewers. Knives, lighters, and other potentially dangerous objects are used during demonstrations. Hard liquor is sometimes shown, and logos for Apple as well as Arctic Glacier products are visible. Still, it's an entertaining and educational show for viewers of all ages. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written byMOMLisa November 29, 2014

Going Deep is worth watching

This is a fun show to watch for any age. The premise is to take something either considered mundane or something not very considered at all like digging a hol... Continue reading
Parent Written byChiMom22 July 16, 2014

Really liked this show!

Funny host shows you how to do things you wouldn't normally think you needed to know! Was a fun watch and help my son learn to tie his shoelaces!

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What's the story?

GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES shows how seemingly simple things are more complex than we think they are. This how-to series stars humorist David Rees, who is committed to showing us how to do things we already do -- but better. In his quest to learn everything from how to make clear ice cubes to how to tie one's shoes, Rees meets with scientists and other experts to learn more. Funny graphics and Rees' unique brand of commentary make this entertaining.

Is it any good?

The series offers a fun opportunity to learn about the science that goes into doing the different things we do every day. It also highlights the reasons why some things work better than others and offers instructions on how to do things better in ways that can be tried safely at home. 

There's a lot to be learned here, but what makes the show entertaining is Rees himself, whose humor ranges from dry and deadpan to quick-talking and wacky. The genuinely funny outtakes will make you chuckle, too. Science and engineering fans will enjoy the show, and viewers of all ages will find something to like.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the science that goes into things we do every day. Is there a scientific explanation for everything we do in life? How does the media help us learn more about these things? 

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