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By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Meet a real survivor; tweens and up.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+


Its great for learning about survival but warning that in beginning of episode 1 season 1 it shows full nudity from behind (not frontal) ... not sure how much nudity appears in other episodes
age 13+

The survivorman is a joke the first season says it all

I've Watched another show were the man has REAL LIFE tactical an real survival training . The man on surviver man is a fake the should've studied more before going out an making a show . watch the first season he tells the camera dozens of times he "read about this" or herd about it stating that before he starts a project . as well as admits and makes a lot of mistakes that a cub scout hand book displays . watch first season then at least compare to bear G and You'll see there's no comparison. The survivorman is a fraud and even gives up on a episode! an if you dig deeper on a few episodes he did it more then once over his own mistakes lack of education an was told to push forward with help like extra water an materials food and way to much more guys a joke! watch Bear G he is an practiced real survival an well educated

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

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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