A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Popular MMOs is a Minecraft gaming and variety YouTube channel starring Patrick Brown and his wife, Jen. In many videos, Pat and Jen (who has her own YouTube channel, GamingWithJen) talk and joke with each other as they play in Minecraft worlds that they create or that fans send. The two have ongoing characters and lots of fan interaction related to their Minecraft play. Other non-Minecraft videos show Pat and Jen in real-life situations or typical YouTube-style challenges. Pat and Jen keep their language clean, but some of the challenges, "punishments," and experiments are over-the-top messy (The Bloody Toilet Challenge) and gross (Cat Food Bath Punishment).
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What's the story?
When kids watch POPULARMMOS, they're probably watching a lot of married couple Pat and Jen's Minecraft gaming/humor videos (Minecraft: Insane Emerald Lucky Block Race; Reacting to the Worst Video We Ever Made). There are also challenge videos (Water Bottle Flip Challenge Gone Very Wrong) and videos about things Pat and Jen do in daily life or about them personally, although even some of those include Minecraft play (7 Embarrassing Things About PopularMMOs).
Is it any good?
Kids who love Minecraft will be drawn into this YouTube channel by Pat and Jen's shared enthusiasm for the wildly popular building platform. PopularMMOs Minecraft-based videos are interesting, creative, and often really funny. But some of the challenges, "punishments," and experiment videos on this YouTube channel are over-the-top gross and messy, and may give kids some regrettable ideas to emulate. These may be less suitable for younger Minecraft fans (for example, the Bloody Toilet Challenge and The Nastiest Drink Challenge Punishment). Also, it seems like there are more random ads in PopularMMOs videos than in other Minecraft-focused YouTubers' videos; there are the typical ads prior to videos, but also random banner ads, pop-up ads, and commercial-style ads that interrupt some videos. Generally, PopularMMOs is interesting and funny for Minecraft fans, but some videos include ideas that many parents may prefer that kids leave behind.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how married couple Jen and Pat banter on PopularMMOs. How does their shared interest in Minecraft and gaming affect their relationship?
Discuss all of the ads that appear before and during PopularMMOs videos. What do your kids think about the ads that appear? Read our article on how to talk about all the types of online advertisements.