Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this car rehab show is one of the more original series in its reality TV subgenre. Star/host Jesse James is rough-looking and affects a tough-guy persona, but his kind actions belie his exterior. He works with a different group in each episode, from little people to convicts. Overall the show demonstrates that hard work can be satisfying and that you can turn a pleasure into a profession. James and the other car builders curse occasionally, and though most of the words are bleeped, many are obvious.
One episode addressed crimes that the prisoner builders had committed, but there were no details. Sparks fly frequently in the shop.
A fair amount of bleeped cursing.
Demonstrates the results of hard work, determination, and teamwork.
Car makes are mentioned regularly. One episode was sponsored by Chevrolet, and a builder made a very positive comment about Chevys during the show.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The prison episode mentions crimes related to drugs.