Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Car racing reality show features unsportsmanlike behavior.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 7+
I love the way it shows real life. You have to work hard and have a good family to compete.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

GO-Jason Myers!

LOVE it!!! It's a show that we sit down as a family to enjoy every Sunday Night :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (1):

Madhouse looks at NASCAR racing from the perspective of people who are extremely passionate about the sport. It offers some explanation about what goes into modified racecars to improve their speed and handling on the racetrack and looks at race rules and procedures.

While the show does provide some insight into the NASCAR racing culture, the drivers spend too much time fueling the rivalries that exist between some of the racing families. Insults and threats are frequent, and accusations of "playing dirty" lead to fistfights, brawls, and arrests. Kids who like cars and racing will be drawn to the show, but it doesn't send very positive messages about the sport and/or sportsmanship in general.

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