A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Story of redemption, as Ryan Lochte tries to show the world that he's a better person and a great swimmer, but it's unclear about either. Family is a major theme.
Positive Role Models
Ryan Lochte is on record as being a great swimmer but is remembered for a drunken stunt he pulled during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He also makes self-sabotaging decisions.
Violence & Scariness
The story that Lochte told during the Rio games claims that he was robbed at gunpoint by a local. Threats made against him and his then-girlfriend are discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The fact that Kayla Rae Reid is a former Playboy model is mentioned. A child's backside is briefly shown in a nonsexual manner.
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Words like "hell," "piss," "ass," "crap," and "s--t" are frequently audible. The "F" word is bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
TYR Sport is Ryan Lochte's sponsor; logo is prominently visible on hats, clothing. Other sports logos, including Arena, Nike, and Speedo, are visible. Loss of money due to loss of sponsorship is an important theme. Brief scenes from shows like Dancing with the Stars and What Would Ryan Lochte Do? are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References are made to being drunk as a reason for pulling the stunt he is infamous for at the Rio Olympic Games.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that In Deep with Ryan Lochte is a documentary about 12-time Olympic swimming medalist Ryan Lochte as he prepares for a chance to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. There's lots of discussion about his drunken antics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the fallout of that behavior, and how he's become a better person as a result. There's some strong language (the "F" word is bleeped), and lots of sports logos. TYR Sports sponsors Lochte and is prominently featured throughout.
Is It Any Good?
This awkward documentary offers a four-part tale of redemption that attempts to show how much Ryan Lochte has changed for the better since his drunken antics at the 2016 Rio Olympics. There are some interesting career details, including the races he's won, the records he's broken, and how his media persona, which was created to be the polar opposite of Michael Phelps', misrepresented his commitment to the sport. It also shows archived footage of what transpired on and after the infamous night that Lochte and friends went drinking in Rio de Janeiro, and reveals the long-term consequences his actions have brought for him, his now-wife Kayla, and his overall reputation in and outside of his sport.
In Deep with Ryan Lochte paints a likable enough picture of the swimmer, but he lacks the public speaking skills necessary to articulate his thoughts on camera in any real depth. Meanwhile, the fact that Lochte returned from his post-Olympic suspension only to be suspended from competitive swimming for 14 more months after posting a picture of himself getting a Vitamin B12 intravenous infusion on Instagram makes you question his ability to make smart decisions. As a result, you may find yourself wishing him the best, but not really convinced that he has what it takes to make it to his fifth Olympics.
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