A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show focuses on the details of contestants' personal lives. Questions might be a little embarrassing, but they're not intended to humiliate. Family and friends support contestants. Miller's humor is often sarcastic. Standard levels of game show greed. Contestants are both male and female and from various racial and ethnic groups.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo (some of which will go over young viewers' head). Miller uses terms like "making out," "freaky-deaky," and "doing it." He also makes a mild reference to porn. Miller's female assistants (who are rarely seen) wear sexy dresses.
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Language includes words like "hell."
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Products & Purchases
Frequent references to popular songs, actors, and other things from the contestants' past.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some contestants' photos show alcohol consumption. References to smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game show requires contestants to answer very specific questions about their lives for cash prizes. There's some greed and risk-taking involved, but the series really centers on how well people can remember personal details. Expect some sarcastic humor and sexual innuendo -- though most of the latter will go over the head of young viewers. Pictures of alcohol consumption are sometimes shown, and there are occasional references to smoking. Language includes words like "hell."
Is It Any Good?
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.
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