A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Despite plenty of conflict, the show does have some positive take-aways about working hard, being a committed business owner, and teamwork.
Positive Role Models
The crews sometimes compete for business -- sometimes almost violently so -- but they help each other out when necessary.
Violence & Scariness
Sal is training to be a fighter. Crews competing for metal jobs often result to threatening to punch each other out. A scrapper is shown using a sledgehammer on another crew's truck.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo, including conversations about sexual fetishes and references to male genitalia.
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Lots of strong language. Words like "ass" and "piss" are audible, while curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Sal the Barber's business logo, P&F Service and Removal, is clearly visible (but with the phone number blurred out). Some of the men wear T-shirts highlighting their crew's name.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
People are shown drinking beer an occasionally smoking cigarettes and cigars.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series about Brooklyn scrap metal crews features lots of arguing -- including threats to beat people up -- as well as drinking and occasional smoking. There's also lots of strong language ("ass" and "piss" are audible, while "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped) and references to sex. It's all presented from a humorous angle, but it's still not really an age-appropriate choice for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
With its humorous look at the nontraditional world of metal recycling, Scrappers offers an almost sitcom-like reality experience. It also highlights some of the more unique aspects of growing up in and working in Brooklyn. Thanks to some of men's oddball behavior and over-the-top arguments, many of the scenes seem a little too rehearsed. And there's lots of strong language. But overall, it does offer some amusing reality entertainment for teens and adults.
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