Parents' Guide to

American Grit

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Extreme militaristic competition with patriotic themes.

TV Fox Reality TV 2016
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

No comparison to season 1

Season 1 was absolutely awesome. The course that they had to run at the end of each episode was one of the best courses. The contestants really had to put in the effort. Unfortunately, season 2 has been such a let down. It's like a soap opera. More focused on the drama then the drills and courses. Even the team leaders are full of drama and are a joke. To bad you ruined it. Should have stated in the same line as season 1. We stopped watching.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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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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