Who Do You Think You Are?

2010 TV-PG 1 season

Who Do You Think You Are?

2010 TV-PG 1 season
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Traveling to the places of their ancestors, celebrities, including executive producer Lisa Kudrow, explore their family roots for their interesting and sometimes surprising connections to the past in this U.S. version of the British reality series.
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 2 (2011) - 2 discs

In the second season of this reality series, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosie O'Donnell, Steve Buscemi and others take a closer look at their family histories, traveling to locations ranging from Brooklyn to Barbados and beyond to reveal their roots.
Widescreen 1.77:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this fascinating series celebrates family ties, the indominatable human spirit, and the inherent similarities within the human race. In other words, it's a great choice for families of tweens and teens and might just inspire you and yours to embark on your own genealogical journey into your family's past. The show's content is mostly worry-free for all ages, but younger kids lack the historical foundation to understand discussions about troubled periods like the Holocaust and slavery. If they take an interest, though, the series is an excellent starting ground for exploration of topics like history, sociology, and religion.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


No active violence, but many of the stories touch on violence as it relates to particular times in history, including the Holocaust, American slavery, and the Salem witch trials. In these cases, stories, pictures, and drawings give viewers a sense of how violent acts like hangings and beatings were executed.


No cursing, but multiple uses of "Oh my God" as exclamations in each episode.

Social Behavior

The series celebrates the interconnectedness of the human race, drawing surprising links between the participants and their families' ties to important times throughout history. Each family story ties into some aspect of world or American history, so the show puts a human face on the triumphs and tragedies that make up modern-day history lessons.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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