A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows people working hard and doing what they enjoy. Teens who like working on cars or who are mechanically inclined may be inspired. Strong emphasis is placed on patriotism, hard work, importance of family, and faith. Vehicle thefts are staged and usually not too upsetting for the "victims."
Violence & Scariness
Some truckers' stories involve illness or hardship, like one about a little girl with cancer.
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Products & Purchases
Truck brands and some other car-oriented logos are visible in the background. Workers wear Dickies clothes.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this car rehab show often highlights truck drivers' emotional life stories -- from personal health problems to having children with cancer to coping with being a war veteran. Stories don't get too detailed, but younger children may be disturbed by some of the accounts. Part of the show's conceit is that the group supposedly steals the trucks that they rehab, though the stealing is handled very lightheartedly. Patriotism and faith play a strong role in some episodes.
Is It Any Good?
Though Trick My Truck's crew has the familiar tattooed look of many car-rehab show "characters," this group has a decidedly different perspective than those on the other series (which are mostly based in Los Angeles). The Chrome Shop Mafia folks are patriotic, blue collar, and down to earth.
Unfortunately, their dialogue feels scripted and their delivery is lifeless, making for less-appealing characters than some of the other, more personality-driven shows. Some of the jokes included to lighten things up fall flat or just seem corny. But on the plus side, the show is only 30 minutes, which means the work goes fast and viewers get to see big changes without getting weighed down in the details.
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