A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
While not educational, it offers brief details about Mexican culture and traditions. It also shows people trying to be creative, industrious, and problem solve.
The importance of creativity is central to this series. Problem solving and teamwork are also key. Important Mexican culture and traditions are highlighted in specific challenges, but the overall piñata-making art form is celebrated throughout.
Positive Role Models
The teams are supportive of each other, and help each other when they can. The criticism offered by Belén Sánchez is constructive, and she is respected for it. The young judges are honest, but polite and respectful.
The teams are comprised of men and women who identify as Mexican. They are artisans and designers in different fields.
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Violence & Scariness
Piñatas are broken with sticks, are sometimes blown up, etc. but this is more fun than violent. Lucha libre is a theme in one episode. How Mexican culture handles death sensitively is addressed in one episode.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One episode refers to a woman's curves.
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Sometimes children say "Oh my God!" in English.
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Products & Purchases
Netflix shows are a theme in one episode.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some piñatas feature decorations like unmarked bottles representing tequila and or other hard liquor, but this is offered within the context of the prescribed theme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Piñata Masters! is a family-friendly Mexican game show (available dubbed and subtitled in English) that features teams designing and building themed-piñatas for a cash prize. Creativity and problem solving are major themes, and there are also brief discussions about Mexican traditions and folklore. On one occasion there's some mild innuendo, and piñatas are broken using sticks, harmless explosions, and other methods.
Is It Any Good?
This creativity-themed game show offers a chance to see what goes into the art form of piñata making, while giving those unfamiliar with Mexican culture a little bit of info. Like most artistic competition shows, Piñata Masters has lots of stressful moments as teams rush to sketch, construct, and decorate their elaborate pieces. However, there's some richness to this as well, as brief discussions are had about what the piñatas represent, and, if applicable, the cultural elements that they include.
Furthermore, the teams are encouraged to ask master crafter Belén Sánchez, to whom they refer to as "Teacher," to take advantage of her knowledge and ask her for help. But much of the entertainment comes from the kids, who, while honest in their feedback, are also polite, respectful, and above all, charmed by what the teams come up with. Overall, Piñata Masters! is a colorful competition that's fun for everyone.
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