A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Criminals are clearly the bad guys, and while their behavior is shown and described in great detail, they always receive punishment.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent and often extreme. Expect to see lots of blood, torture, bodies being dragged, burned, broken, and detailed stories about even worse.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some episodes include brief sexual images, such as scenes from a strip club in which a woman is wearing very little and dancing suggestively.
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Some mature language -- like "t-ts," "pissed off," and "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drug and alcohol use shown in reenactments, usually in conjunction with crimes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this true-crime reality series goes beyond what many other reenactment-oriented shows portray. Scenes of extreme violence -- including torture with fire, guns to the head, and bloody after-effects of violence -- pepper each episode. Expect detailed descriptions of violence, such as prying teeth from victims' mouths or cutting off heads with a chainsaw. Some episodes also include drinking/drug use and sexual imagery, such as scenes from a strip club with women wearing sexy underclothes and dancing provocatively.
Is It Any Good?
Following the standard true-crime reality show format -- which relies heavily on dramatizations -- Rich and Reckless does little to improve on the genre. The gruesome stories are outlined by interviews with people close to the crime or the victims. While the family, media, and legal commentators speak with appropriate gravity, host Mark Ebner -- in a cross between America's Most Wanted's John Walsh and Tom Arnold -- pokes fun at the criminals, makes exaggerated faces, and speaks in corny metaphors that seem out of sync with the show's violence.
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