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Consumer 101

TVG • Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series • 2018

Host Jack Rico explores the science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday -- as well as more effic...more

Host Jack Rico explores the science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday -- as well as more effic...more

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1 season available (22 episodes)

1 season available

(22 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

Protect Yourself

Host Jack Rico demonstrates how to choose the right bike helmet and how to protect your wireless router from hackers; a teen driver gets a lesson from a top expert.
Episode 2

Fully Loaded

Host Jack Rico delves into the fascinating technology behind the cars of the future, participates in an unusual challenge involving a kitchen appliance and goes shopping with the help of a top scientist.
Episode 3

On Air

Host Jack Rico is on a mission to rid microscopic pollutants from the air in your home, helps out in a laboratory that tests vacuum cleaners and finds out whether it's worth trying to repair your smartphone screen yourself.
Episode 4

Buckle Up

Host Jack Rico shows you how to keep your cool when hydroplaning, how to organize your fridge to save money and waste less food, and how to stay safe using peer-to-peer payment apps.
Episode 5

First Class

Jack gets behind the wheel with a top car tester at the Consumer Reports test track, explores testing door locks for strength and protection, and shares tips for transforming your economy air travel experience into a journey fit for royalty.
Episode 6

High Noon

Jack faces off with an expert in a power-drill challenge. Cleaning up after grilling can be a chore, so he brushes up on his grill-cleaning techniques. Plus, we set out to decode television terminology.
Episode 7

Tread Carefully

Jack struggles to keep up with "Johnnie," a device used to test treadmills, gets a look inside the mind of a top scientist by asking him to perform a simple task: clean a kitchen, and shares useful tips for buying a car
Episode 8

Right Fit

Technicians turn up the heat on barbecues in the test lab, and Jack shares money-saving strategies for credit card owners and explains how to fold fitted sheets so they fit in your linen closet.
Episode 9

Power Up

Jack Rico learns how to drive off-road with the help of a top Consumer Reports expert; and he shares some useful tips to keep phones charged up while on the go and the best way to organize a yard sale.
Episode 10

Leading the March

A high school marching band helps explain what happens to sound in an anechoic chamber, a room with no echo; Jack Rico learns about car safety with the help of Consumer Reports experts; plus the dos and don'ts of preparing a meal safely.
Episode 11

Sensing Danger

Jack Rico learns what to do when hydroplaning on a wet road; gets advice from a top Consumer Reports expert on how to protect Wi-Fi routers from hackers; and takes a look inside the mind of a top scientist as he performs a simple task -- shopping.
Episode 12

Be Smart

Many consumers love their smart TVs, without knowing how much information they gather; teams evaluate sunscreen to keep consumers safe; a Consumer Reports expert shows Jack Rico the safest and most effective way to pack a car for a trip.
Episode 13

Rico & Rico

Host Jack Rico learns the correct way to paint a wall from a Consumer Reports expert with a similar name; learns all about drones; and looks at the science behind fuel economy testing.
Episode 14

Rest Assured

Jack Rico digs deep to find the right snow blower to clear a driveway; seeks a safe way to use a cellphone while driving; and with the help of a Consumer Reports expert, learns all about choosing the right mattress to help get a good night's sleep.
Episode 15

Way Ahead

Jack Rico heads to the track to learn how to drive like a pro; peer-to-peer payment app tips; a fascinating look inside the mind of a top scientist performing a simple task -- cleaning a kitchen.
Episode 16

Safety First

Jack Rico meets the Consumer Reports team that tests how well cars handle sudden swerves; visits a gadget durability lab, where testers scratch, drop and dunk devices; and offers advice on how to protect your home from burglars while on vacation.
Episode 17

Sweet Success

Jack Rico discovers how much added sugar might be lurking in his breakfast; learns how to build a strong password to deter would-be hackers from accessing private data; and a Consumer Reports expert offers invaluable tips on a teen's first car.
Episode 18

Lights Out

Jack Rico learns how to keep his house powered up during a blackout and the secrets behind making a delicious, healthy smoothie; a Consumers Reports expert shares some tips to help get more miles out of your car.
Episode 19

Get Connected

Jack Rico learns how to safely anchor furniture to prevent it from tipping over and injuring a child and searches for a better Wi-Fi connection; a Consumer Reports expert demonstrates mosquito and tick protection.
Episode 20

Smart Choices

Jack Rico explores the pros and cons of smart doorbells; the clock is ticking as Jack and a Consumer Reports expert race to discover how to become healthier in a snap; top tips on how to clean a computer.
Episode 21

High Note

A high school marching band provides a fascinating look at what happens to sound in an "anechoic chamber," a room with no echo; Jack Rico discovers how much added sugar lurks in his breakfast and that bike helmets expire.
Episode 22

Air Support

Jack Rico learns about the resurgence of TV antennas and why some consumers are tuning in with this retro-tech; a Consumer Reports expert helps Jack with his air-travel anxiety; the importance of pot and pan choice in making a great meal.

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