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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Memory-centric game show fun; some edgy comments.

TV NBC Game Shows 2008
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This was one of my all-time favorite game shows when it was on, and I also love the name, Amnesia.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Although winning money is what drives the show, the real fun is watching the contestants struggle to remember the particulars about their lives -- the first thing they said to their future spouses, details about favorite childhood books, etc. Although the players are sometimes slightly embarrassed, the questions (unlike on The Moment of Truth) aren't intended to humiliate them, and everything is meant in good fun. That said, while Amnesia offers laughs, it lacks some excitement. Moments that should be suspenseful are watered down by the seemingly endless banter between Miller, the contestants, and their friends and family members.

Expect lots of Miller's trademark tongue-and-cheek humor, as well as jokes and anecdotes with some sexual references. Though some of the innuendo may go over kids' head, it still makes the show a bit strong for younger viewers. But older quiz show fans may find watching people getting stumped by their own life history fairly entertaining, if not edge-of-your-seat exciting.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 22, 2008
  • Cast: Dennis Miller
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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