Parents' Guide to

The Repair Shop

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Antique restorations offer history, charm.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+


Superb show that celebrates families, history, and craftsmanship. Beautifully shot with excellent photography and production values. One of the best shows on television.

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This charming and nostalgic series shows how talented restorers go about repairing antique objects so that they look, feel, and sound like they did when they were in working order. Each 30-minute episode reveals small, brief details about how each piece is restored. However, most of the show is committed to highlighting the significance of each piece to its owner. It also puts each object into a larger historical context, and reveals how and why the object was used at the time it was in working order. Overall, The Repair Shop shows how well-worn things can be brought back to life, function, and be enjoyed in contemporary society, instead of ending up on a trash heap.

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