By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Young folks drink, swear, and do dangerous stunts in Alaska.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Negative messages abound, including that fun always includes drinking or doing crazy/dangerous stunts.
Positive Role Models
Some work hard, some don't. They all like to play hard, even if it's dangerous. One cast member just got out of jail for a nonviolent offense.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of dangerous stunts such as swimming and waterskiing in frigid temperatures and flipping snowmobiles. Men punch each other in the groin for fun. Brawls are frequent. Occasionally folks wrestle with animals but aren't hurt. Hunting rifles are visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Folks are shown in partial dress, diapers, skimpy bikinis, or underwear (nudity blurred). Sexual activity is discussed. A cast member is a stripper; lewd dancing is visible.
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"Slut," "ass," "hell," "damn," "bitch"; "s--t" and "f--k" bleeped. Some streamed versions are uncensored.
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Products & Purchases
Products/logos visible for North Face, Nissan, iPhone, Budweiser, Sprite, Funyuns.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking (beer, hard liquor), drinking games, and drunken behavior. Cigarette smoking frequent.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Slednecks is a reality series featuring young adults engaging in lots of excessive drinking and smoking, sexually themed shenanigans, cursing, and relationship turmoil. It also includes lots of dangerous stunts that viewers of all ages should never try at home.
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What's the Story?
SLEDNECKS is a series that features a group of young folks trying to have fun while living in the area around Wasilla, Alaska, a town best known as the home of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The rowdy gang of 20-somethings try to keep themselves busy by searching for ways to have a good time in the extreme weather. From wakeboarding and swimming in below-freezing temperatures to partying at home and at bars, the gang has a good time in a place that's home to only 5,000 people.
Is It Any Good?
Jersey Shore meets Buckwild in a series that features all the relationship drama, excessive drinking, sexual innuendo, strong language, brawling, and potentially life-threatening stunts one comes to expect from these kinds of shows. The fact that much of the antics occurs in a remote area with sub-zero temperatures makes the silly things they're doing just a bit more interesting.
The behavior is over the top, but most of what these folks do seems preplanned and heavily scripted, so much so that it creates some awkward and uncomfortable moments. It also sends a distorted message about what people who live in Alaska are like and the activities they routinely engage in. Ultimately, there's just not much here worth tuning into.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about living in Alaska. Is what people do on this show representative of how people in that area live? Or are these behaviors based on stereotypes? Do you think these folks really act this way, or are they performing for the cameras?
Is it socially responsible for reality TV programs to show people conducting dangerous stunts?
- Premiere date: October 30, 2014
- Cast: Jackie Nanini, Trevor Hash, Sierra Medgard
- Network: MTV
- Genre: Reality TV
- Topics: Friendship
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: October 14, 2022
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