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Parents' Guide to

Sons of Winter

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Real-life bros take dangerous rite-of-passage hunting trip.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Very educational about values and a different way of life.

Reality show worth watching. Shows kids about how others live and the struggles of living "off the grid." I really enjoyed the closeness the family shares and all that it brings.... The scenes that show hunting and fishing for sustenance are part of this lifestyle and may need to be explained to younger viewers.

Is It Any Good?

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

The series offers a voyeuristic look into the lives of people who have chosen to live in the isolated and punishing wilderness of the Northern Region. Much of the show's entertainment value comes from the mistakes made and mishaps created by the boys, ranging from not securing their food to falling through the ice. Though some of these seem minor, all can have deadly consequences.

Framing the boys' trip as a journey into manhood feels a bit contrived, and Randy Barks' musings about the acceptance of the inevitable dangers they face while "living freely" gets a little tiresome. But if you like the many other outdoor-themed reality shows out there, you'll appreciate the endless hunting activities, as well as the casts' constant plans for survival in a place where they have no control.

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