A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows how various problem solving approaches can be combined to make things work. Good communication and the importance of collaboration are also highlighted here.
Positive Role Models
Ed Sanders likes to figure things out as he does things, while Marcus Hunt does his homework before attempting anything.
Violence & Scariness
The duo playfully engages in some insulting and competitive banter, but nothing serious. Some of the challenges are potentially dangerous and/or can lead to blackouts and other side effects, but they are always supervised by experts.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains a few crude references, like "balls."
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Rude gestures are sometimes visible, and curses like "s--t" are occasionally audible.
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Products & Purchases
Local adventure companies, like SkyThrills, are featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Owner's Manual is a lighthearted show that includes positive messages about collaboration, good communication, and finding different ways to solve problems and/or overcome challenges. However, there's also some occasional salty vocab ("s--t") and the occasional crude reference and/or gesture that makes it a little iffy for younger folks.
Is It Any Good?
From understanding how to keep from blacking out during G-force tests to flying stunt planes, the duo shows how their different ways of learning and solving problems can be used together to accomplish their goals. It also highlights how important it is for them to be able to communicate with one another, despite their different approaches.
Owner's Manual is not the most sophisticated of shows, but watching how the two handle various challenges -- most of which involve sophisticated and/or powerful machinery and technology -- is interesting. The competitive banter between the two might also elicit the occasional chuckle. But the messages it sends about working together are definitely positive.
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