Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this reality series -- in which 10 participants volunteer to rebuild society in a faux post-apocalyptic situation -- gets quite intense. The characters take their task seriously and respond to threats realistically; primal instincts vie with social obligations every step of the way. There's some bleeped swearing and blurred non-sexual nudity, but no drinking or hooking up; the people are working too hard just to survive.
In this post-apocalyptic survival situation, people have little time, energy, or opportunity to think about romance. Some participants are shown bathing in the nude, with parts of their bodies blurred.
Little actual violence, but the threat of conflict looms large. The producers send faux marauders to threaten the participants, who respond by grabbing pipes, sticks, and other makeshift weapons. They clearly feel threatened and seem ready to respond with violence.
Some words are bleeped.
The show makes the point that in a survival situation, working together is the best -- and perhaps the only -- way to survive. But some participants take on an every-man-for-themselves mentality in the absence of law and order, and bandits and marauders won't think twice about stealing precious resources and supplies.
Drugs / Tobacco /
No drinking or smoking, but some people talk about how much they miss having a drink and how much they want a cigarette.