Parents' Guide to

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Young skateboard mogul mixes business and dangerous play.

TV MTV , MTV2 Reality TV 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

Perfect for older kids, but not for tweens

This is a great peek into Dyrdek's busniess projects balanced by his determination to do whatever he urges to do in life. He promotes his business projects in this show and even give credit to the companies that help him accomplish his pleasure goals such as being attacked by a shark or putting zip lines into his fantasy factory. I love this show, it really inspires me to do whatever I want and if I just set my mind to something I can accomplish anything!
age 10+

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

This is a great show for tween and teens to watch. There is never any explicit or even general violence. Also, Rob can be seen as a good role model in ways such as donating to charities, having a creative mind, inspiring people, and having the knowledge and experience to own and run a factory.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

The series offers an interesting glimpse into how Dyrdek uses fantasy to think outside the box and create some very real -- and lucrative -- business opportunities, from designing sneakers to investing in restaurants. It also demonstrates how important and difficult it is to balance having fun with the realities of running a company. But most of the show focuses on Dyrdek and his crazy antics. While some viewers may find these scenes funny, it doesn't offer any kind of real substance.

Dyrdek also takes a lot of risks when trying new stunts, usually with little thought to personal injury or safety gear. As a result, while the show celebrates the importance of innovation and creative ideas, it also sends some problematic messages about the appropriate way to test them out. Older tweens and teens should be able to handle it, but it might be a good idea to remind them not to try these things on their own.

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