Parents' Guide to

Snapped

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Exploitative docudrama looks at female killers.

TV Oxygen Reality TV 2004
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

The horrible voice

I refuse to watch this show when I hear the original narrator Sharon martins voice. It is so obnoxious and annoying. I mean literally as soon as I hear her say “ born “ ya di ata I turn it regardless of how bad I would like to see it.
age 14+

Ugh the narrator’s voice

Love the show and love the person behind the voice. But please please change narrator. It literally sounds like a old school speak n spell toy. I want to claw my ears !

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Since the show's focus is more on the shocking nature of the crimes than on the reasons why they were committed, Snapped minimizes the level to which the physical abuse endured by some of these women contributed to their homicidal behavior. This strategy tells a good story, but by adding a dramatic flair to already-tragic events, the show blurs the line between being informative and being exploitative. Partly because episodes are only 30 minutes long and partly because of the series' storytelling style, Snapped offers a very superficial, oversimplified discussion of complicated issues surrounding women, violence, and the legal system. The series is more about entertaining people at its subjects' expense than informing the public about women and violent crime. /p>

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