A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Cabin features a lot of self-improvement and healing practices, but Kreischer and his guests don't take them very seriously.
Positive Role Models
The Cabin features a diverse ensemble of guests, and Kreischer makes an effort to talk to each of them about how their backgrounds influence their art and career.
Violence & Scariness
The Cabin doesn't feature any person-on-person violence, but there are moments of Jackass-like self-harm. There are some scenes that might be considered violent toward animals, like one where butchering a whole emu is played for laughs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual content is high, and the comedians often use sexuality as the basis of their jokes. Comedians discuss the idea of consent in a constructive way in one scene, but sexually harass a woman while she is working in another. Kreischer is seen nude from behind, doing some personal grooming of his netherparts.
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Profanity is used frequently and includes "f--k," "a--hole," "p---y," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, especially heavy and irresponsible drinking, is a major focus of the show. Kreischer drinks constantly. At one point, he is drinking liquor while on an IV. Keischer and his guests smoke cigars and a large quantity of marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Cabin with Bert Kreischer is a reality show that features comedian Bert Kreischer hosting famous guests at a cabin in the woods. The show is a mix of casual interviews with comedians, activities like milking goats and Jackass-style physical comedy, and Kreischer's half-hearted attempts at healing and detoxing. Drinking, smoking, and alcohol are featured prominently on the show. Kreischer drinks throughout, even when he is supposedly detoxing. At one point, he drinks liquor while on an IV. He and his guests smoke cigars and marijuana. Most of the guests are comedians, and profanity and sexual humor are prevalent throughout the show. Comedy is sometimes used as an excuse for bad behavior, as in one scene when a worker is sexually harassed. Kreischer is seen nude and performing some grooming self-care. A dead animal is used for comedy at one point. Despite all of this, The Cabin does have moments of genuine thoughtfulness, but the setting is mostly a debauched party atmosphere.
Is It Any Good?
There's a common myth that alcohol and drugs help people get more honest with one another. In reality, drugs and alcohol get in the way of honesty and genuine emotion more often than not. The Cabin with Bert Kreischer seems to want to create a party environment so that guests can ultimately let down their guard and have thoughtful discussions. He does seem genuinely curious about topics like coming out as gay to one's parents, or how someone's heritage influences their art, but the drinking and smoking tends to interfere with his interviews, rather than aid them. That would probably be fine if antics featured in the The Cabin were genuinely funny. Instead, it feels like Kreischer and his guests are mostly reaching for easy laughs. As in real life, what's hilarious to someone who is drunk or high usually does not come off as such to someone who isn't.
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