Parents' Guide to

Restorer Guy

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

So-so show for house enthusiasts tame but not kid-targeted.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Restorer Guy isn't a bad show -- seeing the before and after of some of the projects can be interesting. And Painter is clearly very knowledgeable about both the buildings and the Victiorian society that spawned them. But he comes across as kind of bland. It's good that he doesn't have screaming fits or temper tantrums (like so many other reality show subjects), but his laid-back style actually veers a bit too far in the other direction, making him rather dull as a whole.

Kids probably won't be too interested in tuning in, given the show's subject matter, but if they do, there aren't too many content red flags. Painter's clearly a smoker, but the show doesn't linger on the fact.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 21, 2009
  • Cast: Gable Painter
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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