American Ninja Warrior Junior

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Young athletes take on notorious obstacles in fun contest.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 5+

Over produced & girls are under-represented on the podium

This show is not about athletic ability, it's about the story, much like the adult version of the show has become. My daughter lost interest during the first season after seeing girls having to compete and more than often lose against the boys. As a competitive ninja herself, she knows the top boys in her age group are physically different than her so she can't compare herself to them. In her competitions, as in most sports, girls compete against girls and boys compete against boys. On the adult version, although it's not Ninja vs. Ninja style, they take the top performing women. If they didn't do that, there would be no or maybe only one woman in the next phase. I think production is clueless about what they're really displaying. There are a lot of real & strong female ninjas on the show. There are also enough girls to compete against eachother. Let's have a show that's equal and fair!
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