Parents' Guide to

Nailed It!

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Food fails are hilarious in this comedic competition.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 16+

Interesting show, but Nicole is inappropriate

My kids (4 and 7) have been obsessed with this show. We've been watching the holiday seasons of it. The over-the-top designs they're supposed to duplicate and the versions they create are such opposites they're amusing. I love the contestants and some of their stories are great. However, as we've been watching, Nicole's actions just keep rubbing me wrong. A comment here, a snide remark, a double entendre there. Today's episode had her telling one of the male employees to take off his shirt while also continuously asking a male contestant if his brother was single/looked like the model/etc. So I did some searching online to see if I was the only one uncomfortable with this, and I'm clearly not! If a male host was saying all of this on the show, it wouldn't fly. I'm pretty sure my kids just don't even notice the comments, but we won't be watching any more.
age 16+

Hostess is just too much

Hostess is too distracting

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (67 ):

Even though this series sets up the contestants to fail, and even though you know it's coming from a mile away, the disasters produced are still hilarious. Everyone has a sense of humor about themselves and their cooking, so while the chefs are constantly being heckled by the host and judges, there are no hurt feelings, and they also celebrate the chefs (infrequent) successes.

Importantly, not all of the humor in Nailed It! comes at the expense of the chefs. There are plenty of other gimmicks built in to the show to keep it from becoming too much about failure. The winner of the first round has to wear a ridiculous hat, for example, or the chefs can press a button to have Byer come over to annoy their rivals for three minutes -- and sometimes the joy simply comes from Byer and the judges trying to figure out how to eat the dessert disasters.

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