A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
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
Male and female athletes from all walks of life are featured, and all are passionate about their sports.
Violence & Scariness
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Depending on the sport, some men are seen shirtless and women wear skimpy bikinis. Some bathing suit-clad women are shown shaking their "booty."
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Products & Purchases
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.
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.
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.
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