A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows people who take their jobs seriously. Safety is emphasized. The host treats workers with respect -- and sometimes awe.
Violence & Scariness
All jobs seen on the show are dangerous; risks -- from injury to death -- are clearly outlined. People often get hurt, though usually only mildly, during the show (bee stings, slips, burns).
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Occasional "hell" and regular bleeped curses when the host is hurt or surprised.
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Products & Purchases
Some company logos and names appear, though they're not usually recognizable.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this documentary-style series shows people doing hazardous jobs. The host and others climb tall towers, exterminate dangerous pests, handle deadly equipment, and more (happily, it all takes place while taking safety precautions). Some of the jobs -- like working in a pit crew -- are exciting, and parents may need to remind younger viewers not to try anything they see on the show at home. The host curses fairly regularly when he's scared or surprised, but the words are bleeped and usually undistinguishable.
Is It Any Good?
As Doussett undertakes everything from killer-bee removals to bike messenger work (always under the watchful eye of experienced workers), he narrates his experiences for the camera with easy humor ... and the occasional bleeped expletive. He presents himself as a family guy with three kids and a minivan -- giving viewers the sense that he's just like them. He then suits up for adventure, ready to meet the given day's challenge.
As with any show detailing dangerous excursions, the risk of Hazard Pay for younger viewers is that they'll try to mimic what they see on the screen. In most cases, the nature of these jobs makes it difficult to imagine kids copying them. But parents might want to emphasize that these tasks are done by experts for a reason. The show does a good job of outlining all of the risks, and Doussett doesn't shy away from showing fear when he's in truly dangerous situations, but the audience is clearly meant to admire him for taking these risks -- and that's what parents will want to watch out for.
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