Parents' Guide to

The Vice Guide to Everything

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Informative but edgy docu show is best for older teens.

TV MTV , MTV2 Reality TV 2010
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This edgy series, which is based on the popular Canadian alternative magazine, features the kind of offbeat reports and information that the youth culture publication is known for. The magazine initially focused on sex, drugs, and music, but as the show's intro describes, the publishers eventually widened their lens to include politics, art, environment, and other cultural stories -- and this is the approach the show takes. The series often explores political and cultural topics in a way that questions some of the information that the public receives from mainstream media.

The show's choice of topics definitely makes it interesting. But it also covers plenty of subjects that deal with very mature subject matter -- for example, Mexican drug dealers who make movies glorifying their lifestyle. Although most of these subjects are offered in a specific context, it's best reserved for older teens.

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