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Off the Hook: Extreme Catches

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Enthusiastic host may lure tweens, but expect swearing.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Nasty nasty

This guy is disgusting both in the way he acts and the way he dresses in tight speedos that do nothing for his fatness. This is not a show for children or even adults if they have any sense whatsoever.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Young is a force to be reckoned with in the wrestling ring, but little of his professional training prepares him for the opponents he encounters in the water, and his willingness to play the novice helps distinguish Off the Hook from the multitude of other reality fishing-style series that exist. While it can be hard for an average viewer to get hooked on watching experts' fishing expeditions, it's a different story when your guide is a macho, charismatic, raspy-voiced amateur enthusiast who's willing to try anything so long as it brings him closer to netting "The Big One," and who is happy to laugh at himself along the way.

The downside to Young's obvious ease in front of the camera is that you never really know what will come out of his mouth, and although the strongest words are bleeped, language is a concern for kids. If your tweens are familiar with Young from his wrestling career, then they'll likely want to tune in to see how he handles these unorthodox opponents on a less forgiving playing field, and the host's ability to appeal to general audiences makes this an entertaining show to share with them.

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