Parents' Guide to

Scare PewDiePie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

YouTube star's excessive language marks not-so-scary show.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 12+


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+

Pewdiepie is not suitable for kids

He has vodka in his 1 millon dislikes video and he says bad words

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (12):

This poorly conceived YouTube series dangles awkwardly between presenting IRL ("in real life") versions of video games within the strange concept of a semi-reality series and delivering real scares to either the star or the audience. It's obvious that PewDiePie has had a hand in creating these staged sets, even if some of the minor details remain a surprise to him, and very little of what goes on is the least bit scary. In the end, it winds up being a rather lackluster forum for more screen time for the star. His existing fan pool will want to watch, but it's unlikely to appeal to newcomers.

Even though the content won't leave teens weak-kneed, PewDiePie's torrent of salty language throughout each experience makes it less than ideal for them. One has to wonder if, faced with the mundacity of the show's content, PewDiePie overshoots on the naughty words for mere shock value. In any case, there are plenty of other, more meaningful options for teens' attention.

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