A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights the skills and strength necessary to complete in some Olympic events. Offers some quick but important and positive messages about following the rules, safety, and sportsmanship.
Positive Role Models
The Try Guys are open to trying new things, and aren’t afraid to look silly while doing it. The foursome includes an Asian American member. Athletes with whom they interact are of different genders, and from different races and ethnicities.
Violence & Scariness
Injuries are briefly referenced. Safety gear is discussed, as is what is and isn’t allowed during competitions for safety reasons. Some sports require physical contact, some of which is tougher than others.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are some dance moves that are mildly suggestive, and occasional references like "gym-nasty." Sometimes leotards are worn, revealing lots of leg.
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Occasional curses are bleeped.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the YouTube series How To: Olympics follows the foursome known as the Try Guys (who got their start on Buzzfeed) as they meet with Olympic athletes and try to learn some sport skills. It's fun and lighthearted, but also touches on the history of each sport, the rules by which each is played, and the importance of following the rules. There's some occasional bleeped curses and mild innuendo, and on occasion leg-revealing bodysuits are worn when showing off learned skills. The overall series underscores the importance of trying new things, but also celebrates the Olympics and Olympic athletes.
Is It Any Good?
The entertaining series honors some of the sports that are played at the Olympics, while underscoring the importance of, and the fun that comes with, trying new things. The Try Guys, who meet with the featured athletes either in pairs or as a group, have fun with the experience, even if they aren't good at it. But they also highlight how hard each sport is, and celebrate the skill and talent required to compete in it. The athletes, some of whom are competing in the 2020 games, are also interesting to watch. Granted, there's a little bit of edgy humor here and there, but thanks to its enthusiasm and positive messages, How To: Olympics is worth streaming.
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