A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family unity and the benefits of spending time together is a positive element of the show, but this is countered by occasional critical accounts of family members (like who is the weakest in the group). It also shows what people are willing to do for money.
Positive Role Models
Some family members are easier to live and work with than others.
Violence & Scariness
Challenges range from being crazy to scary. Disagreements between family members sometimes lead to mild arguments. Snakes, rats, scorpions, and other creatures are featured in some challenges.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasionally audiences get a brief glimpses of people's underwear.
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Words like "prick" are audible; curses ("s--t," "f--k") bleeped.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Relative Insanity features family members living and competing together for two days in locked rooms for money. It's generally pretty mild, but expect some mild arguing and bleeped curse words. Challenges sometimes require folks to deal with snakes, rats, and other creatures. There are some uncomfortable discussions about family members, but there's also some positive messages about family unity and togetherness.
Is It Any Good?
From sticking their faces in a pie to find rings, to having to decide how much money to spend on lunch, the families of Relative Insanity must work together and make strategic decisions if they have any hope of winning. But a big part of the show's entertainment value is the interactions between family members in between challenges, which range from the humorous to the dramatic.
While the series highlights the value of family spending time together during the experience, you may feel conflicted about some of the decisions they have to make (like ridding themselves of the weakest family member) in order to maximize their chances of winning money. Nonetheless, the messages here are generally positive.
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