The Amazing Race

TV review by Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Stressful global race features tense moments, teamwork.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 40 reviews

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Great Show - but tricky for child appropriateness

For a reality show, probably one of the least objectionable for child content. Some usually minor language, minimal physical violence, and minimal sexual content. The worst part is the verbal abuse between members of the teams or between the actual teams. Some contestents are very verbally abusive. Also of note, with each season, the verbal abuse / language / sexual content / product placement seems to get a little worse or more graphic due to casting or editing. For kid appropriateness, this is hit and miss .... some episodes are very clean, while others are a little more concerning.
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age 16+

Not a Fan For This Season

I have watched The Amazing race since the first season and have really enjoyed them except maybe 3-4 seasons. This is one season I didn’t enjoy. I felt like it was so generic and uninteresting. Same old same old, just mundane. Sorry guys but the characters were uninteresting and the roadblocks all blah.

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