Tanked

TV review by
Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Family delivers fish tanks to the stars in reality series.

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age 12+
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Teamwork, communication, and listening skills are important for working with clients. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The crew works together through challenges. 

Violence

Some of the sealife can be scary, like sharks. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

The show does feature people spending large amounts of money on a luxury item. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tanked is a reality series about the installation of luxury fish tanks. Brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer own Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, a company that creates often extreme fish tanks for celebrities, businesses, and anyone who wants one. Additional family members help King and Raymer as they work to satisfy customers and grow their business. Kids and parents who enjoy "family business" style reality shows will probably enjoy the relationships between stars, and it can be pretty interesting to see what each customer wants in their own custom fish tank. 

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Adult Written byPerryGF May 31, 2020

Great show with some language

Lots of fun. My kids love it. It does have some language, though, like "ass" and "dammit". Some risque humor, but generally clean.

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What's the story?

TANKED is a reality series about the installation of luxury fish tanks. Brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer own Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, a Las Vegas company that creates often extreme fish tanks for celebrities, businesses, and anyone who wants one. Additional family members and employees help King and Raymer as they work to satisfy customers and grow their business. 

Is it any good?

While niche, this isn't the weirdest reality series out there, but it definitely helps if you like the idea of large luxury fish tanks. If you do, it's fun to watch stars like Tracy Morgan and Neil Patrick Harris explore the options for their own custom fish (or in Morgan's case, shark) tanks, and there's potential drama that comes with each installation process. Kids and parents who enjoy "family business" style reality shows will probably enjoy the relationships between family members in Tanked, and it can be pretty interesting to see what each customer wants in their own tank. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about fish tanks. What does it take to maintain one and keep the living creatures inside healthy? 

  • What do you think about working with family members? Why do you think reality shows like Tanked often feature families and family businesses? 

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 7, 2011
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 12, 2020

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