A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focus is on hard work, teamwork, and respect. Some trainees have had trouble with the law or drugs, but they're trying to reform.
Violence & Scariness
Some heated arguments. Background information touches on one trainee's life as a gangbanger, including getting shot. Some trainees have had parents die, and they talk about it occasionally.
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Frequent moderate profanity like "ass," "sucks," and "screwed." Occasional bleeped words.
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Products & Purchases
Car brands like Ford are mentioned frequently.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some trainees smoke, but it's rarely shown. Some trainees' past struggles with drugs and alcohol are mentioned.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this car-oriented reality show pits wannabe car builders -- many of whom come from troubled backgrounds -- against one another for a shot at a job with a prestigious auto body shop. Despite the show's competitive nature, team members are generally polite and supportive of one another. Arguments pop up occasionally as personalities clash, but problems are generally worked out in a positive manner. The host promotes a strong work ethic and models passion for his work. Moderate profanity is common ("ass," "screwed," etc.), with the strongest words bleeped.
Is It Any Good?
Each trainee has something unique to offer, though their personalities aren't as big as some viewers may be used to from other reality shows. This can make the show feel a little underwhelming -- even though it's refreshing to see real folks on the job instead of wannabe actors. Automotive enthusiasts will find yet another car show to enjoy in Hard Shine, with the added element of excitement of a competition.
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