A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It showcases the history, cultural traditions, practices, and foods from different regions of Scotland.
Positive Role Models
The cast is extremely proud of being Scottish, and of Scotland. There’s teaching and competitive behavior, but it’s all in good fun.
Violence & Scariness
Cooking and eating sessions show lobsters being torn apart (but the deadly cuts aren’t shown) and langoustines are put live on the grill. Hammer throwing and violent rugby plays are shown. Battle deaths and the torture of witches is also discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
It contains some sexual innuendo that will fly over the heads of younger viewers. There is some brief nudity (bare buttocks) visible.
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The word "s--t" is frequently audible, but stronger curses are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
On occasion, Scottish brands are visible. Scenes from Outlander are shown, and there are references to other TV shows.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (whiskey) is frequently shown, and there are references to getting drunk. One stop is to a whisky distillery.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Men in Kilts is a reality series featuring actors from the Outlander series taking a road trip around their native Scotland. It offers lots of interesting details about Scottish traditions and culture, but there's some cursing, brief nudity, and strong innuendo (most of which will fly over the heads of young viewers). There's also a lot of drinking.
Is It Any Good?
Fun and lighthearted, the reality series features the two Scottish actors traveling to different locations throughout and beyond Caledonia to meet with historians, chefs, athletes, and other experts who offer details about local history and folklore. They also participate in local activities and events, ranging from cutting peat from a bog to make whiskey, to dancing at a pagan celebration.
The events are obviously preplanned, but the professional chemistry between the actors keeps the unscripted banter amusing.They also keep things humorous during drive time. The infusion of Outlander scenes and other popular references makes the narrative particularly appealing. Men in Kilts is entertaining, but it also reveals the beauty of Scotland, and may inspire you to visit.
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