10 Count

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Action-packed show will appeal to extreme sports fans.

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Positive Messages

The featured athletes participate in lots of potentially dangerous sports and/or stunts, which could get kids interested in trying them out at home -- be sure to remind them that the people on the show are professionals and that feats like these aren't safe without supervision, training, and safety gear. On the upside, the show also conveys a passion for a variety of adventure sports.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Male and female athletes from all walks of life are featured, and all are passionate about their sports.

Violence

The series features some potentially dangerous extreme sports, including wakeboarding and BMX biking. In one scene, a skateboarder jokingly throws a punch at the camera.

Sex

Depending on the sport, some men are seen shirtless and women wear skimpy bikinis. Some bathing suit-clad women are shown shaking their “booty."

Language
Consumerism

The series notes the name of every song played throughout the show, like "Evening Mood" by the Rhythm Doctors and "Fool Around" by the Wax Apples, along with the bands' websites. Extreme sport logos and brands -- like Quicksilver, Burton snowboards, Billabong, Fitbikes -- etc. are sometimes visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this countdown series features extreme sports. Enthusiastic fans of these events should be reminded that these stunts should not be tried without proper supervision and training. The overall show is pretty mild, and features people who are very serious and passionate about their sport. Depending on the sport, athletes are shown in skin-revealing bathing suits. Bikini-clad women are occasionally shown shaking their “booty”. The athletes featured on the show are from all walks of life.

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What's the story?

In each episode of 10 COUNT, experts, athletes, and celebrities vote for the top 10 people, places, or things that capture the spirit of adventure/extreme sports. With the help of sports journalists and a variety of adventure sport enthusiasts, the series showcases some of the best extreme sports centers around the world -- as well as some of the most prominent surfers, wake boarders, bikers, etc. on the extreme scene today.

Is it any good?

10 Count -- which boasts of being the first and only countdown series in the action sports world -- offers a quick but informative glance into a variety of popular extreme sports. It also gives viewers the chance to hear directly from some of the more prominent figures in the extreme sports world.

Kids who are into extreme/adventure sports will enjoy the wide array of action- and stunt-packed footage, and they may also find the background details about their favorite sports interesting. But even if you're not an adventure sports enthusiast, the show offers a chance to learn a little more about the growing culture around these events.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what inspires people to participate in extreme sports. Do you think they understand the risks involved?

  • What lessons can kids learn from watching these athletes and their stunts?

  • Why do you think extreme sports aren’t featured in the media as

  • prominently as those like tennis and/or basketball? How have these sports gotten so popular despite a relative

  • lack of media coverage?

TV details

For kids who love sports

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