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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches the importance of being prepared. Stroud models the necessity of relying on your skill and wit when faced with a challenge.
Violence & Scariness
Some moderate peril as the host battles the elements and sometimes-rough terrain.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that each episode of this show focuses on the host's ability to survive in extreme conditions -- such as in the desert or on a mountaintop -- for seven days with no food, water, or equipment. While adults will understand that he'll undoubtedly make it back to civilization, young viewers might find the challenging conditions stressful or even frightening.
Is It Any Good?
Some of the situations Stroud finds himself in can be perilous, but he knows what he's doing, and most kids should be able to handle it. Ultimately, Survivorman has all the hallmarks of a good reality show, including a friendly host, suspenseful situations, and resolution by episode's end. But it goes a step further, teaching viewers about nature and how you can survive without the comforts of home. Parents looking for tween-friendly fare can feel good about tuning in.
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