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Swamp People

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gator hunting/Cajun culture docu is interesting but graphic.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 2+

Leave the women off of the show was much better before

age 18+

r j & jay paul

these 2 guys are the 2 dumb's that rune this show there 2 of the biggest phoneys you could have on the show who in there right mind holds a gun while operating an air boat my kid wants hold a gun while riding an atv [not] jay paul is not showing very good sportsmanship on your show & they are [r j & jay paul] why i don't watch the show anymore i give them a few OOOOOOOOO ????

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Swamp People offers an interesting look at Cajun culture and the role that alligator hunting has played in Southern Louisiana for the last 300 years. It also highlights the important role that the swamp has played in the lives of the families who've lived in this region for generations.

While there's lots here to learn about a unique American culture that relies on the bounty of the swamp for its very existence, animal lovers and more sensitive viewers will probably find the graphic hunting scenes difficult to watch. But if you can get past that, the show is a worthwhile entry in the "dangerous jobs" subgenre of reality TV.

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