Going Si-Ral

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Rustic reality stars host viral video show. It works OK.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The internet is an interesting place. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Si pretends he's clueless, but he really isn't. 

Violence

People accidentally get hit, fall, drive cars into above ground pools; no injuries. 

Sex

Occasional mild sexual innuendo, subtle sexist references. 

Language
Consumerism

Twitter; Uncle Si's video channel, a multitude of Duck Dynasty products. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Videos sometimes show drinking. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Going Si-Ral, a Duck Dynasty spinoff, features viral videos plus commentary from Uncle Si and his nephew Willie. The language is mild, but on occasion there is some subtle sexual innuendo and a few sexist references. As expected, the videos feature accidents and other potentially dangerous situations (think America's Funniest Videos), but no one gets really hurt. Superfans of the Duck Dynasty crew may enjoy it, but there are better choices for everyone else. 

User Reviews

Adult Written bydarthsitkur March 27, 2017

Best Spin Off EVER lol

I was always hoping uncle si would get a spinoff show and that wish has been granted :), and just like duck dynasty, it's always filled with laughs and sil... Continue reading
Adult Written byChelsea F. January 30, 2017

The show so good I had to make a review

Very playful and friendly goes back to the old days kidding around with family members and not to mention they're great words Smith's with good sense... Continue reading

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What's the story?

GOING SI-RAL stars Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si and Willie Robertson sharing their thoughts about random Internet videos. From dogs honking car horns to people getting chased by chickens, the two offer their observations about each video and the lessons learned from them. Adding to the banter are reenactments of specific moments, Uncle Si’s own life hack videos, and guest appearances. At the end Si responds to audience questions submitted via Twitter

Is it any good?

Each episode of this lighthearted Duck Dynasty spin-off offers lots of silly exchanges as the two watch and comment on pre-selected video content. But the highlight of the show is watching Uncle Si, who claims a lack of internet-savvy, starring in his own homemade videos. 

Some of the actual internet videos are fun, but the overall show is about capitalizing on the backwoods humor its parent series is known for. Fans of the original series will enjoy it, but Going Si-Ral  isn’t for everyone.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about TV shows that feature internet videos. What's the appeal? Does the appeal of these shows come from the hosts or the videos themselves? 

  • Do you think the Robertson family’s signature looks and behavior reflect who they really are? Or have they recreated themselves as stereotypical backwoods characters to make shows like Going Si-Ral more entertaining?

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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