Swamp People

2010 TV-PG 3 seasons

Swamp People

2010 TV-PG 3 seasons
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Filmed in the swamps of Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Basin, this reality series follows a clan of alligator-hunting Cajuns, spotlighting one resident's eternal quest to nab a particularly nasty (and toothy) reptile.
Joe LaFont, Junior Edwards, Troy Landry, Tommy Chauvin, Pat Duke
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 3 discs

The first season of this reality series spotlights several tight-knit Cajun clans who live deep in the watery bayou, keeping centuries-old traditions alive and aiming to earn some coin during Louisiana's annual alligator hunt.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this docuseries -- which follows Southern Louisiana fisherman as they hunt alligators -- offers an interesting look at Cajun culture but also includes some very graphic scenes of gators being hooked, shot, and skinned. Some of the language is strong, too ("hell," "piss," and "ass" are audible, while stronger words are bleeped). Expect messages about respecting the environment, prioritizing family, and honoring your cultural heritage.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Graphic images of alligators being hooked, shot with rifles at point-blank range, and skinned with hunting knives. The fishermen sometimes get bloody injuries. Birds and fish are shown being bitten and/or eaten by other animals.


Words like "hell," "piss," and "ass" are audible, while stronger curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.

Social Behavior

The series highlights some of the traditions of Cajun culture (including alligator hunting, which is described both as a Cajun tradition and as a necessary measure to protect the population). Part of the swamp heritage is to live off the swamp as well as to respect and protect it.


One hunting team owns and manages the Kliebert Turtle & Alligator Farm.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Beer drinking is visible. One fisherman brews his own beer and wine. Boxes of cigarettes are visible in some of the fishermen's pockets.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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