Parents' Guide to

Dare to Live

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Musicians push their limits in positive reality series.

TV MTV Reality TV 2017
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This funny and sometimes poignant reality show underscores the idea that you have to take risks in order to live the life that you love. To do so, it features popular musical artists participating in exciting and potentially dangerous activities that they normally wouldn't do. While some of the pursuits appear to be fun and unique, others can potentially result in serious injury. Nonetheless, what makes the show entertaining are the moments when they freak out during the experience.

Kramer, who openly notes that he struggled with depression and quit his job to produce videos to pursue his bliss, uses Dare to Live as a platform to encourage people to be fearless. But the show's subtext points to the idea that it's OK to walk away from your current life in order to find one that makes you happy. There is value to this message, but the show falls short in reminding folks that living your dream doesn't mean it's always easy or fun.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 29, 2017
  • Cast: Rory Kramer
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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