A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's focus is on family, and demonstrates how a family can work together successfully and have fun. Folks articulate their pleasure about having the legal freedom to own, buy, and shoot guns. Some clients want to act out fantasies that involve killing others.
Positive Role Models
The Sumners are a close family. Some family members have a military background; all of them like to shoot. Teens sometimes make poor decisions, but adults are around to offer consequences and lessons.
Violence & Scariness
Pistols, hand guns, rifles, cannons, machine guns, and other weapons are shown being traded and/or fired by teens and adults. Cars, boats, and even old appliances get blown up with the help of bullets and explosives. Safety precautions are used on the range when required; viewers are reminded that the activities featured are conducted within the scope of the law and under professional supervision.
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Words like "hell," "pissed," and "damn" are audible; curses like "s--t" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
The Knob Creek Gun Range is prominently featured. Endless makes and models of guns are discussed. References are made to iPhones, X-Boxes, and other electronic gadgets.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Guntucky is set at a family-run Kentucky firing range and depicts teens and adults using firearms to shoot at targets and blow up large objects. The show contains some positive messages about family, and actively supports gun ownership and safe and legal gun use. Teens and adults occasionally curse, though stronger words are bleeped. Kids might be drawn to some of the shooting reenactments and dramatic firepower showcased here, but viewers of all ages should be reminded to never try what they see here at home, or without professional training and supervision.
Is It Any Good?
Guntucky features a close-knit extended family full of colorful personalities and demonstrates how folks can safely and legally have fun with their firearms. It also offers some historic background about guns, and their use in major historical battles all over the world. Tips on how to determine if a firearm is an original (and valuable) piece are also offered. But the show's real source of entertainment comes from its obvious focus on big explosions and gun fantasies, many of which include shooting (and killing) imaginary people.
Some folks may find it interesting and entertaining, but others may find some of these activities disturbing thanks to the national controversies surrounding gun control, and the many gun- and explosive-related tragedies that have received international media attention. Clients' comments about loving the freedom to own and shoot fire arms in America may also be unsettling to some. But if you can get past this, you will find positive themes about family, and the importance of acting responsibly in any situation.
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