Parents' Guide to

In Harm's Way

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Eye-opening series spotlights dangerous jobs.

TV CW Reality TV 2008
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While there's little to make this series stand out in an increasingly crowded field of similar shows like Ice Road Truckers and Dirty Jobs, it does a good job of spotlighting the courageous work the featured folks do. Viewers will gain insight into the training and devotion it takes to risk your life because of a passion for what you do -- and, in some cases, for the continued safety of others.

By its nature, In Harm's Way doesn't shy away from showing drama and emotion when they exist, and the dangerous jobs mean that you can expect some scenes of injury or catastrophe. In a segment focusing on Coast Guard rescues, for instance, a plane's wreckage is visible while a rescuer reports that there are no survivors. But, that aside, In Harm's Way is a fine choice for families with older kids who are curious about the jobs people do.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 5, 2008
  • Cast: Hunter Ellis
  • Network: CW
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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