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Burn the Stage

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Intimate, uplifting series follows K-Pop band BTS on tour.

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If you hear "behind the scenes" and expect smoking, drinking, and groupies -- well, this documentary doesn't offer any of that. The members of BTS are, by and large, a thoughtful, sweet, and just plain adorable bunch who seem to genuinely enjoy one another's company, whether they're singing their hearts out on stage or camped out in their hotel room eating takeout and pulling innocent pranks on one another (chocolate-flavored ramen, anyone?). They're young and becoming increasingly famous, which means the pressure is increasing as well -- but but this crew is so deeply devoted to one another that even when Burn the Stage does cover moments of conflict, they find a way to resolve their differences with patience and kindness.

The series also doesn't shy away from showing the downsides of nonstop performing. In one worrisome scene, then-19 year old Jungkook is shown pale, sweaty, and nearly passed out backstage from illness. You imagine this guy can't possibly go on, but after receiving an oxygen boost and some fever-reducing icepacks to his neck, he makes his way onstage and performs to a packed stadium full of fans. The level of professionalism with this crew is pretty astonishing, and seeing this kind of dedication at work makes it easy to understand why BTS is topping music charts worldwide -- even beating out performers like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez for Billboard awards.

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