How is this series so wholesome?
I am about the same age as you are, 36, and I agree 100%. I've also met other people (both men and women) at my local naturist resort who are our age and would also agree. It's actually kinda of funny discussing the films while people our parent's ages are off having another conversation at the other end of the beach, probably completely oblivious to the Jackass films, then an 11yo would walk by and be like, "I love Steve-O".
I am also like you where I did not get into them until really this latest film, though I did see Bad Grampa, then started listening to some episodes of Steve-O's podcast. I also think it is super cool how the concept was co-created and executive produced by Oscar winner Spike Jonze.