A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Showcases the work and skill of talented up-and-coming metal fabricator artists. Highlights creativity and skill one must have to do their work.
Positive Role Models
The fabricators are all talented and creative. Some discuss how metal arts helped them overcome difficulties in their lives.
The fabricators are women and men from different parts of the United States. David Madero and at least one other fabricator is from the Latino community. One person is Black and self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Jo Koy is Filipino American.
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Violence & Scariness
Words like "battle" and "killing it" are used, but not in violent ways. Contestants use blow torches; some joke about torching people. Safety is discussed, but safety gear isn't always worn. One contestant briefly mentions the death of his son.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One contestant talks about having a child at a very young age. References are made to having hot partners.
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The word "badass" is frequently used, and "s--t" is used on occasion.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Metal Shop Masters is a reality competition series featuring welders who fabricate art out of metal in hope of winning a title, trophy, and major cash prize. Despite some jokes about (blow-) torching people, there's nothing violent here. Contestants make some mild sexual references and occasionally use strong language. There are brief conversations about how metal work helped people struggling with difficult situations, including the death of a child. Safety is discussed, but fabricators are shown taking off their safety gear while they are working. Viewers of all ages should be reminded that this type of work should only be done under expert supervision.
Is It Any Good?
The distinctive reality competition features talented metal fabricators showing off their creativity and technique while competing for a title and a cash prize. From building avatars and robots to unique vehicles, the fabricators are tasked with creating pieces that feature multiple components, have moving parts, and reveal their artistic personality. What they come up with is impressive, and folks who enjoy the art form or are curious about what goes into metal fabrication will enjoy watching the process from start to finish. But if you're not, chances are that Metal Shop Masters won't spark much interest.
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