A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about fatherhood and family.
Positive Role Models
Lowe and his sons have a quirky hobby, but it's clear they enjoy spending time together.
Violence & Scariness
Legends often describe violent acts, deaths.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to girlfriends.
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“Hell"; some bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
A Ford truck is often visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Lowe Files is a reality show starring actor Rob Lowe and his sons that centers on the potential existence of ghosts, aliens, and other beings. As a result, younger and more sensitive viewers may find some of the images and sounds scary. The show also contains positive themes about family and father-son relationships. There's some bleeped cursing, and many of the legends discussed refer to violent acts, including murder.
Is It Any Good?
This mildly entertaining reality series offers some fun moments as the Lowes bond during their spooky sleuthing adventures. While the trio shares a fair sense of skepticism about the stories they hear, they're more than willing to see if they can't be convinced that what they are discovering is real.
There are times that The Lowe Files feels like a parody of more serious TV programs that investigate these issues. As a result, it's hard to take these guys seriously. But the positive relationship between them creates some great moments and gives viewers a reason to watch.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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