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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pro athlete brothers prank and talk sex in reality series.

TV MTV Reality TV 2012
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The Soven siblings are not without their charms. They're good looking, successful at their job, satisfied with their lives, and clearly very fond of each other and the rest of their family, who often appear at parties or at Bob and Phil's house to offer advice. On the other hand, their adolescent horndog antics are wearying, particularly for parents, who will wince when Bob points at himself and proudly crows "This guy got laid!" while brother Phil says "She was gross!" They also won't be jazzed by Bob wondering whether he can get a "boob squeeze" off a blind date; his brother answers that he might be able to "sneak one in."

Despite the cringe-worthy leers and jokes about women, the brothers can occasionally be sweet to each other, as when Bob buys Phil an apology cake for an early morning prank. On their boards, the brothers are fun to watch if occasionally a bit nerve-wracking, as when a group of male and female wakeboarders tries out a dangerous new piece of equipment at a Soven house party. The main emotion WakeBrothers will arouse in young viewers is probably envy, as the show makes it look like pro athletes do little other than carouse with their friends and occasionally perform stunts for cheering crowds. It's not very realistic reality, but it's confectionery summer fun that goes down smoothly.

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