Parents' Guide to

Rescue Ink Unleashed

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unlikely animal heroes spread message of acceptance.

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Like its eclectic band of stars, this reality series is a diamond in the rough. On paper, the concept seems like just another extreme attempt to cash in on reality TV's popularity, but these eight men -- who joined forces before their story became TV-worthy -- are the real deal when it comes to their passion, and their experiences are at different times heartbreaking, inspirational, and laughable.

Viewers will be struck by the contrast between the guys' soft hearts and their intimidating physiques. And the show's feel-good messages about the importance of strong character vs. surface appearances are present everywhere. The Rescue Ink gang's salty language ("damn" and "hell" are used a lot, while "s--t," "bitch," and "f--k" are bleeped) and discussions of animal cruelty and violence between people makes it iffy for younger viewers, but teens and adults will be inspired by the rescue team's labor of love.

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