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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It focuses on imagination, creativity, bringing idea to concept, puzzles and problem solving, and team work. Family is a theme, too.
Positive Role Models
The families consist of parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and friends, and are both Black and Caucasian. The hosts are male and female, and one self defines as Italian and Latinx.
Violence & Scariness
Nothing violent, but sometimes people trip and fall while working through the escape rooms. There’s loud noises, strobe lights and flashes, too.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Create The Escape is an upbeat, family-friendly game show featuring the concept of escape rooms. Kids, with the help of experts, design escape rooms from which their adult family members must work through by solving creative puzzles. There's nothing to worry about here, but young children might be startled by some of the loud noises, and viewers sensitive to strobe or flashing lights may find some parts of it uncomfortable to watch.
Is It Any Good?
This family-friendly series shows how interactive puzzle games can lead to some fun times for people of all ages. The kids get to introduce their concepts, and talk about the kind of experience they want their families to have, and viewers get to watch as they work on building and testing each part of the room and design. It's especially amusing when the adult members of their family try to escape. Granted, while there's some brief discussions of what they are doing building, there isn't quite enough time in each roughly 23 minute episode to fully explain how STEM principles are being applied. Nonetheless, Create The Escape offers some clever entertainment, while highlighting the importance of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.