Ozzy & Jack's World Detour

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Rock royalty's road trip filled with history nuggets, fun.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

History is full of interesting stories, and families sharing in the past is always fun to watch.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ozzy, Jack Osbourne are close, genuinely interested in history.

Violence

Musket shooting, tanks, visible; war, archaic medical procedures, cannibalism discussed in historical context.

Sex
Language

Curses such as "f--k" bleeped.

Consumerism

Ford, Chick-fil-A, other American brands.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Cigar smoking; references to alcohol, opiates, other drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ozzy & Jack's World Detour is full of interesting information about cultural history from the United States and other locations. In true Ozzy Osbourne style, it contains bleeped cursing ("f--k") and edgy references to drugs but is still committed to showing historical landmarks and the facts surrounding them in a way that is both informative and positive. There's some discussion of violent events, as well as occasional, supervised firearm shooting and tank driving. The father-and-son duo's journey is gimmicky but ultimately a fun ride through the past that teens and their parents may enjoy.

User Reviews

Adult Written bySmithy S. October 3, 2016

Be still my heart

I've been a black sabbath fan forever. And then there was the osbornes. Watched every episode. Now ozzy & jack. This series is fun. I could do w... Continue reading
Adult Written byTammy G. September 30, 2016

Ozzy!

I caught a few episodes of Ozzy & Jack last night, by chance, and I am so glad that I did. In one episode, I think they were in Japan, a gentleman play... Continue reading

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What's the story?

OZZY & JACK'S WORLD DETOUR is an unscripted series starring rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his reality-star son Jack as they take a history-themed road trip around the world. The father-son duo head to specific locations in different countries, taking lots of detours along the way. They learn about the places they visit and get chances to try lots of activities that were common many years ago. Experts offer lots of historical facts, too. From figuring out whether they had ancestors in Jamestown, Virginia, to remembering the Alamo, the quirky pair share their passion for history with each other and the world.

Is it any good?

Ozzy & Jack's World Detour offers lots of interesting history trivia with some uniquely charming rock-and-roll flair. Ozzy, a self-proclaimed history nerd, is genuinely interested in what they see, while Jack discusses some of the research about the time period, the events that took place, and lots of other details. They also use the opportunity to answer questions about their family's connection to some of these locations.

Despite some edgy comments, bleeped cursing, and the occasional need for subtitles thanks to Ozzy's notorious mumbling, the Ozzy & Jack series is committed to showcasing yesteryear in a way that's informative and respectful. There also are lots of fun bonding moments between the two. Ozzy fans will enjoy watching the singer be himself, but If you're a history buff, it's also worth checking out.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about history shows. Are history-themed reality shows designed to teach audiences about history? Or are they really about entertaining people? Can TV shows such as this one do both?

  • Is there a place in the world you'd like to visit and learn more about? Why? Do you have to always travel far to learn more about history, or are there interesting things you can learn about the history of your local community?

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