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Parents' Guide to

Saw for Hire

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Obnoxious star steals the limelight in so-so reality show.

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Don't watch it.

Self promoting arrogant host. After seeing how he acts with a chainsaw I would not let him anywhere near my house.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If you tune into this series expecting the kind of smart entertainment that TLC typically offers, you'll be sorely disappointed. Instead of giving an informative glimpse into an oft-overlooked trade, Saw for Hire is monopolized by the egotistical, irritable Nosak, who dominates the camera for two purposes: to congratulate himself for his unparalleled personal expertise and to complain about his apparently inept crew. Between barking orders at his employees and chewing out anyone who he feels isn't up to snuff, Nosak's infatuation with the camera leaves precious little air time to showcase the workers' actual skills.

If that's not enough reason to skip it, the fact that the show is littered with cursing ("damn" and "hell," mostly, with stronger words bleeped) means it's definitely not for kids or tweens. The bottom line? There are plenty of higher-quality series out there that do a better job of celebrating a strong work ethic and skilled trades.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 15, 2009
  • Cast: Paul Nosak
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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