A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The contestants give their all as they compete; teamwork and patriotism are highlighted.
Positive Role Models
Leaders are veterans; they push hard, are supportive.
Violence & Scariness
Injuries, frostbite; competitors collapse. Leaders admit to wartime kills; one is a double-amputee due to war injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to looking "girly" but being strong, undefeatable.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that American Grit features people with strong fitness backgrounds competing in extreme military-inspired challenges. Patriotism and defending the country are addressed, but the show also underscores teamwork, communication, and pushing your body and mind to the limit. Contestants suffer a range of injuries; some collapse and fall unconscious during challenges. There's some bleeped cursing, too. Team leaders are veterans who are tough but supportive.
Is It Any Good?
This high-adrenaline reality competition combines military-themed challenges with wrestling-style excitement to show how far people will push themselves to win. It also highlights the importance of being physically fit, teamwork, having good communication skills, and other traits. All of this is offered within the context of paying homage to the U.S. Armed Forces, who serve and protect the country every day.
Some will find the patriotic messages meaningful, and others will be inspired by the willingness of the contestants to prove that they can push themselves beyond their normal limits. But some will question what they see here, given the the intensity of the challenges and the potential harm they can cause. Nonetheless, there's lots of adrenaline here, which many viewers will find entertaining.
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