Parents' Guide to

Capture

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tense, hi-tech game of tag shows folks making iffy choices.

TV CW Reality TV 2013
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Capture combines the games of tag and hide and seek with some Hunger Games-type theatrics (minus the fights to the death) in order to create some adrenaline-fueled drama. Adding to the intensity of these moments is the Game Maker's disembodied voice blasting over speakers at various points of the game. The footage shown from the teams' cameras as they are hunting and/or being chased also creates some tension-filled scenes.

The chases are fun to watch, but the show also features its fair share of bickering as desperate teams crack under the pressure of the chase while wrestling with miserable living conditions. Even more disturbing is the zeal some contestants demonstrate when actively hunting for folks or committing acts of sabotage, like destroying food rations, in order to deliberately hurt other teams. Viewers may enjoy tuning in, but what it shows us about human behavior is a little alarming.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 30, 2013
  • Cast: Luke Tipple
  • Network: CW
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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