1 vs 100
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Trivia show remake for pop culture-savvy families.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The usual game-show greed. Older episodes contain some stereotyping/generalizations about intelligence and (rare) objectification of women. Overall, the tone is one of lighthearted fun.
Positive Role Models
The series features respected members of the community like firefighters and police officers as "mob" members.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Older episodes contain brief, occasional looks at women dressed in revealing clothing. Some spoken sexual innuendo; some questions offer some risque play on words.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Questions occasionally refer to media titles like American Idol and Seabiscut in trivia questions/answers.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some questions contain references to drinking (like Ouzo) and getting drunk.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this entertaining, trivia-based game show is generally innocuous, but occasionally contains some implied sexism and stereotypes. It also contains some references to drinking and getting drunk.
Where to Watch
Based on 1 parent review
Report this review
What's the Story?
1 VS 100 is a trivia-based game show that pits a solo player against a group of 100 people from all over the country. Both the contestant and the "mob" answer identical questions. The contestant moves up one step on a money ladder for every 10 mob members who answer incorrectly.But if the contestant gets the question wrong s/he immediately loses the game. Contestants lucky enough to eliminate all 100 mobsters get $50,000. The members of the mob have something at stake in the game, too. When the main contestant is eliminated, the remaining members of the mob split the winnings accrued to that point -- so they want the contestant to win as much money as possible before getting eighty-sixed.
Is It Any Good?
The series, which is a remake of the original hit show featuring TV veteran Bob Saget, features a mob that has been pre-recorded and digitally inserted to create the sense that they are reacting to contestants and interacting with the host, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. As a result, it doesn't always feel very authentic.
Although it lacks the wittiness and intensity of the original, the show is still pretty entertaining. The questions on 1 vs 100 rarely call for much beyond average general interest knowledge, which makes it easy enough for viewers of all ages to play along.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how game shows can get remade to reflect current popular culture trends. What role does technology play in game shows today? Do you think this game is more exciting with a real "mob," or with people appearing on pre-recorded videos?
For fun, what would you do if you won $50,000?
- Premiere date: November 15, 2010
- Cast: Bob Saget, Carrie Ann Inaba
- Network: Game Show Network
- Genre: Game Shows
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: May 27, 2022
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Where to Watch
Our Editors Recommend
Best Game Shows for Kids
Cooking & Baking Shows
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate