Parents' Guide to

Wild Grinders

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Skater crew's antics mix friendship, slang, stereotypes.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 5+

Rip off of Wild Kratts

age 2+
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Immersed in the skating culture and set in the concrete jungle of a big city, Wild Grinders is inspired by Dyrdek's own experiences as a young skater and reflects the vast diversity among the avid hobbyists. The stories entice kids by embellishing an everyday endeavor like skating with wild spin, taking the kids to Internet fame or allowing them to practice their hobby in highly unusual places. The result is a fun and carefree show that doesn't exactly reflect most kids' concepts of reality but does have some good messages about friendship and respect nonetheless.

That said, this is a real know-your-kid situation. If your youngsters are easily influenced by what they see and hear on TV, then this might be one to pass over. The schoolyard-type setting encourages slang (no cursing, but some borderline choices like "That was sick!"), name-calling, and an array of phrases that you may not want to hear from your own kid. What's more, these street-wise kids often come across as disrespectful to grown-ups, and they have a knack for getting what they want from them, often by some fast talking or old-fashioned badgering. While it deserves some credit for reflecting some aspects of urban culture, these same qualities can have an undesirable effect on kids who don't know where to draw the line between what they see and what they do.

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