Parents' Guide to

World of Jenks

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Docu offers thoughtful insight into the world of others.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Interesting "reality" show. It's actually...real!

Andrew hosts a good show. It's nice to see a different point of view. While some of the episodes have drinking and cussing (Maino mainly), Andrew discusses these wisely. Kids shouldn't watch this alone. There may be some things you'd need to discuss after, but every episode has shown a different view most of us could never imagine without the show. Also, it doesn't hurt that Andrew is pretty darn cute.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

World of Jenks

This is a fun show to watch, and family-friendly as well.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The show has a lot to offer, but the half-hour episodes don't allow enough time to fully appreciate what Jenks learns from each experience. And viewers don't really get enough time to familiarize themselves with the people Jenks shadows either. But overall, the series is an interesting -- and insightful -- look at the lives of people throughout America.

World of Jenks follows the in the storytelling footsteps of Jenks' critically acclaimed film Andrew Jenks, Room 335, which documented his time living in a senior assisted living facility at the age of 19. Like the film, the show offers viewers a unique chance to gain a better, more perceptive understanding of people's lives -- without relying on preconceived notions and/or stereotypes.

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